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DiabeticConnect.com Ranked Top Diabetes Site by comScore
By: Business Wire
Feb. 13, 2013 08:01 AM
Alliance Health Networks, the leading social platform serving healthcare consumers and marketers, today announced that its flagship site, DiabeticConnect.com, is the top-ranking online destination for people with diabetes. According to data from comScore, DiabeticConnect.com reached nearly 1.4 million unique monthly visitors during January, followed by the American Diabetes Association’s site, Diabetes.org.
“The comScore results in the diabetes category further reinforce the fact that more and more consumers are turning to social platforms for support in their health journey,” said Dan Hickey, senior vice president of product at Alliance Health Networks. “Consumers are telling us that topical health content alone isn’t sufficient. They are seeking out destinations like Diabetic Connect where they can anonymously ask questions, share stories and connect with other people affected by diabetes.”
Diabetic Connect is the largest of more than 50 condition-specific socially powered sites in Alliance Health’s portfolio, which collectively touch nearly 3 million unique visitors each month. Beyond a social forum for patients, Diabetic Connect is utilized by many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies in their efforts to get closer to consumers who use their products. Registered members of Diabetic Connect have the ability to remain completely anonymous, giving them the freedom to share personal information and experiences without exposing their identity.
As the leading online destination for people affected by diabetes, Diabetic Connect empowers its members to actively engage in their health, accessing timely information such as expert research, product reviews, videos, recipes, news, and more. The site also offers a health tracking tool so patients can better monitor their blood glucose and HbA1c.
Mary Ann Shevland, a 69-year-old from Lufkin, Texas, said Diabetic Connect helps her better understand her condition and make lifestyle adjustments that positively affect her overall health.
“Diabetic Connect is my go-to spot for diabetes information,” said Shevland. “It has completely changed my whole life pattern. I’m not as frightened because there is someone always there to talk to, day and night. I use the recipes, the videos, product reviews, news section, and of course, my favorite part is the discussion with other people, like me, who live with diabetes seven days a week.”
To learn more about Diabetic Connect, visit www.diabeticconnect.com.
About Alliance Health Networks
Alliance Health Networks is the leading socially powered digital health platform, serving 11 million consumers through web and mobile social networks. Its flagship site, Diabetic Connect, is the top-ranking consumer web site for people with diabetes and their caregivers. The company's portfolio includes more than 50 disease-specific sites offering personalized digital health content and tools designed to help consumers better navigate their care. The company's investors include New World Ventures, Physic Ventures, Highway 12 Ventures, EPIC Ventures and Voyager Capital.
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