Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot Gets on Board for Diabetes Testing

--Top Chef Finalist with Diabetes Kicks Off Multi-City OneTouch®/Rite Aid Rite Track Diabetes Bus Tour--

Oct 28, 2011, 09:00 ET from LifeScan, Inc.

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScan, Inc., the maker of OneTouch® Brand Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems, has teamed up with Rite Aid to launch the Rite Track Diabetes Tour. Beginning on November 1, the start of American Diabetes Month, a mobile bus will travel to various Rite Aid pharmacies in eight cities in the Northeast to provide complimentary on-site blood glucose and A1c testing, educational materials and free product samples and offers for people with diabetes, or those at risk.  There are nearly 26 million Americans who have diabetes, seven million of whom remain undiagnosed.

To kick off the Rite Track Diabetes Tour, celebrity chef Sam Talbot (1), who has type 1 diabetes, will be at the first stop, on November 1, at the Rite Aid pharmacy at 301 West 50th St. in New York City, from 11a.m.3 p.m.  Talbot, executive chef at New York's Imperial No. Nine and Montauk's Surf Lodge, recently joined with the makers of OneTouch® Brand Meters to help people learn to manage their diabetes while living life without limits.

At the New York event, Talbot will discuss his own diabetes story and give away signed copies of his newly published cookbook, The Sweet Life:  Diabetes Without Boundaries (Rodale, October 25, 2011).

In New York and in each city along the Rite Track Diabetes Tour, attendees can step into the bus to meet one-on-one with a registered nurse for complimentary blood glucose and A1c testing.  Individuals can discuss their results with a Rite Aid pharmacist and learn more about diabetes and how to help manage the condition.

"We're pleased to be working with the makers of OneTouch® Products to bring the Rite Track Diabetes Tour directly to the people in the communities we serve," said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy.  "As one of the most accessible healthcare professionals, we want people living with diabetes to know their Rite Aid pharmacist can help them successfully manage and live well with diabetes."

Current stops for the Rite Track Diabetes Tour include New York, Boston, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Washington, D.C., and Norfolk.  A complete schedule of locations and dates is attached and also available at www.OneTouch.com/RiteTrackTour.

About LifeScan:  LifeScan is the leading blood glucose monitoring company in the U.S.  More than 5 million people in the U.S. depend on LifeScan's OneTouch® Brand Products for simple testing and accurate results to help them manage their diabetes.  OneTouch is the most recommended brand of meters by healthcare professionals in the U.S., including endocrinologists, primary care physicians and diabetes educators.  97% of patients, including those with Medicare, are insured for OneTouch Brand Products according to MediMedia Formulary Compass, March 2011 and CMS Medicare Part B enrollment.  For more information on diabetes care and OneTouch Products and services, visit www.OneTouch.com.

(1) Sam Talbot is compensated for his services as a consultant to LifeScan, Inc.

Rite Track Diabetes Tour Schedule

(Please note, all times are 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM unless otherwise noted)

New York Metro

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

301 West 50th Street

New York, NY  10019

Thursday, November 3, 2011

85-10 Northern Blvd.

Jackson Heights, NY  11372

Friday, November 4, 2011

3823 Nostrand Avenue

Brooklyn, NY  11235

Saturday, November 5, 2011

2271 Richmond Avenue

Staten Island, NY  10314

Sunday, November 6, 2011

1097 Broadway

Bayonne, NJ  07002

Boston Metro

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

530 Somerville Avenue

Somerville, MA  02143

Thursday, November 10, 2011

405 Broadway

Everett, MA  02149

Saturday, November 12, 2011

467 Salem Street

Medford, MA  02155

Sunday, November 13, 2011

467 Broadway

Revere, MA  02151

Buffalo Metro

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2887 Harlem Road

Cheektowaga, NY  14225

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

3950 Union Road

Cheektowaga, NY  14225

Thursday, November 17, 2011

2561 Union Road

Cheektowaga, NY  14227

Pittsburgh Metro

Saturday, November 19, 2011

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

3939 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15201

Sunday, November 20, 2011

2001 Lincoln Way

White Oak, PA  15131

Monday, November 21, 2011

201 Devine Drive

Wexford, PA  15090

Philadelphia Metro

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

5214-30 Baltimore Avenue

Philadelphia, PA  19143

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

4530 North 5th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19140

Thursday, December 1, 2011

9910 Frankford Avenue

Philadelphia, PA  19114

Friday, December 2, 2011

510 East Baltimore Pike

Media, PA  19063

Saturday, December 3, 2011

260 West Lehigh Avenue, #80

Philadelphia, PA  19133

Harrisburg Metro

Monday, December 5, 2011

4957 Carlisle Pike

Mechanicsburg, PA  17055

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

65 Newberry Parkway

Etters, PA  17319

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

3200 Market Street

Camp Hill, PA  17011

Friday, December 9, 2011

30 Hunter Lane

Camp Hill, PA  17011

Washington, DC Metro

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

6053 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA  22041

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2820 Columbia Pike

Arlington, VA  22204

Thursday, December 15, 2011

1401 Rhode Island Avenue

Washington, DC  20018

Norfolk Metro

Saturday, December 17, 2011

7601 Granby Street

Norfolk, VA  23505

Sunday, December 18, 2011

840 South Military Highway

Virginia Beach, VA  23464

Monday, December 19, 2011

3600 Tidewater Drive

Norfolk, VA  23509

SOURCE LifeScan, Inc.