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Diabetes1.org, the Fastest-Growing Online Community Empowering People to Actively Manage their Diabetes, now Integrates Twitter, Facebook, and Cost Management Tools

In a first for online health communities, Body1, Inc. announces the incorporation of streaming Twitter ‘tweets’ in conjunction with the addition of new care tools, on http://www.Diabetes1.org. The Twitter feature provides streaming updates of ‘tweets’ about the treatment of diabetes and enhances Diabetes1.org through education, community participation, and further discussion of diabetes care. CAMBRIDGE, MA, August 11, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ — In a first for online health communities, Body1, Inc. announces the incorporation of streaming Twitter ‘tweets’ in conjunction with the addition of new care tools, on http://www.Diabetes1.org. The Twitter feature provides streaming updates of ‘tweets’ about the treatment of diabetes and enhances Diabetes1.org through education, community participation, and further discussion of diabetes care. New care tools, including a Cost Savings Tool, a Depression Screener, and an Advanced Body Mass Index Calculator, help people with diabetes to better manage their financial, emotional, and physical well-being.

As a targeted health site, Diabetes1.org is designed to directly connect with consumers, friends, and families who are actively managing their diabetes. Cost Savings and Monitor Comparison Tools are especially useful resources for people looking to cut back their spending during these tough economic times. A Cost Savings Tool allows people with diabetes to calculate the annual cost of managing their condition, provides a comprehensive financial overview, and suggests personalized cost-saving tips. Another unique feature designed to help people with diabetes make better, more informed purchasing decisions is a Blood Glucose Monitor Comparison System. These tools allow for side by side comparison of monitor details and consumer product reviews for both continuous and handheld blood glucose monitors.

Diabetes1.org’s Advanced Body Mass Index (BMI), developed with the latest BMI research, provides users with critical information about how their shape, in addition to their body weight, may be impacting their overall health. A Depression Screener lets people with diabetes assess their emotional well-being and determine if they are at risk of being one of the 1 in 4 people with diabetes who suffer from depression.

Diabetes1.org content also includes comprehensive communities with blogs and forums, an Education Center with information on conditions, tests, treatments, blood glucose monitoring and insulin pumps, a Clinic Locator, a Multimedia sections with new video blogs, Diabetes1 Hero News, Events, and the latest news and research about diabetes.

In addition to the new features of http://www.Diabetes1.org, users can now follow Diabetes1.org on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Diabetes1_org.

About Twitter

"Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages. People write short updates, often called ‘tweets’ of 140 characters or fewer. These messages are posted to your profile or your blog, sent to your followers, and are searchable on Twitter search." (Twitter.com)

About Body1, Inc.

Body1, Inc. (http://www.Body1.net ) is a leader in outsourced, interactive medical education & marketing, with two divisions- Body1 Interactive and The Body1 Network. Body1 Interactive serves life science firms. It provides single source, fully integrated, Web 2.0 corporate & disease awareness sites, online life science sales training, and compelling content. The Body1 Network empowers health consumers through heavily-trafficked & advertiser-sponsored targeted health sites. These sites include anatomy, condition, and category-oriented portals. Body1 is accredited by the Health on the Net (HON) Foundation.


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