Blendr: Diabetes Awareness Advisory

New Geo-Targeting App Helps Diabetics Meet Others in Their Local Area

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of American Diabetes Month and to acknowledge the nearly 26 million children and adults in America living with diabetes, Blendr adds 'Diabetic' to the growing list of Interests on the revolutionary new geo-social app. With the addition of Diabetic to the Community section of the app, those who deal with diabetes every day can meet others impacted by the disease in their area and get together for support and understanding.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention diabetes kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. With another 79 million Americans at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the disease is taking a devastating physical, emotional and financial toll on many Americans.  Now diabetics can use Blendr to contact others affected by the disease and talk to someone in their area who understands their daily struggles. Since its launch last month, Blendr has been adding more descriptions to the community section as a way to empower users to make new social connections with those nearby who share similar interests or have a common background.

The Blendr App is available for free on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch from the App Store or at After downloading the app, users can select from a wide array of interests, including 'diabetic' and instantly be connected with people in their area with similar backgrounds.  

Unlike other social networks that connect users to people they already know, Blendr takes advantage of award-winning proprietary technology and real-time functionality to intelligently unite users looking for ways to discover new people rooted in common experiences, pursuits and pastimes.

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About Blendr:

Blendr is the first-of-its-kind geo-social network for everyone to discover, meet and interact with new people nearby. The location-based mobile app empowers users to make new social connections with those nearby who share similar interests, have a common background or experiences. Blendr is available as an app on Facebook, the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.