Alliance Health Creates Premier Social Networking Web Site for People Living with Diabetes – Diabetic Connect Provides Community, Care Options and Promotes Conversation : Award-winning Diabetes Blogger Amy Tenderich Joins as Community Manager to Share Insights and Guide Member Dialogue

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Alliance Health Networks, a leading online consumer health company, today launched DiabeticConnect.com, the first comprehensive and full service social-networking site dedicated to serving the needs of people living with diabetes and connecting them to others who share their lifestyle and daily challenges. Diabetic Connect is a social utility built on a proprietary platform, which enables the sharing of product recommendations, treatment advice and providing support to people who live with diabetes. More than 20 million people in the United States live with diabetes and diabetes-related conditions.

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Diabetic Connect represents the future of patient-driven healthcare and how health information is shared online, since it's a focused social networking site that gives individuals powerful and engaging connections that enrich and support their lives.

Diabetic Connect: Support and Information to Live a Long Healthy Life with Diabetes

Trusted Community Managers: Internationally known diabetes blogger, Amy Tenderich, and diabetes nutrition researcher, Toma Grubb, manage community discussions on all topics that impact members and the diabetic lifestyle. Valued Connections with Friends with Diabetes: Diabetic Connect is a private forum for meeting, sharing, supporting, understanding and learning from others who live with diabetes. Healthy Recipes and Nutrition Information: Enjoying the right foods is a daily concern for people living with diabetes. Diabetic Connect offers hundreds of tasty, healthy recipes that everyone can easily prepare on their own. Relevant Product Reviews, News, Discussions, Videos and More: Diabetic Connect is built on the shared knowledge and experiences of the community. Members may participate in discussions on medications, devices and treatments that work best, in addition to uploading, viewing or commenting on the latest diabetes news, videos and recommendations. Savings and Solutions for People Living with Diabetes: Diabetic Connect members have opportunities to receive more information on savings and special offers on a variety of diabetes products. There are no banner ads on Diabetic Connect, giving members the freedom to opt-in for any products and services that interest them. "I discovered that I had Type 1 diabetes when I was 37, yet there were limited resources for connecting with others and learning about their experiences," said Amy Tenderich, Community Manager of Diabetic Connect and owner of the influential blog, DiabetesMine.com. "Through Diabetic Connect, I'm proud to help other people with diabetes as well as caregivers find valuable and relevant information to help manage this disease."

"Diabetic Connect is a breakthrough service for people with diabetes since it serves as both a destination for information needs, and an online community that grows and extends each member's support network," said Stead Burwell, Alliance Health's CEO. "Diabetic Connect represents the future of patient-driven healthcare and how health information is shared online, since it's a focused social networking site that gives individuals powerful and engaging connections that enrich and support their lives."

People living with diabetes, along with caregivers, friends and family members, and health professionals, may join Diabetic Connect and create their privacy-protected profiles at http://www.diabeticconnect.com.

About Alliance Health

Alliance Health is changing the way individuals experience health online through consumer-driven experiences and personalized connections to relevant information. Alliance Health builds communities that empower individuals with rich features and permission-driven advertising services. An early pioneer in helping consumers find solutions online for their specific healthcare conditions, Alliance Health matches health marketers to highly engaged consumers. Founded in 2002, the privately-held company is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit the Alliance Health Web site at http://www.alliancehealth.com.

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