Diabetes

Health care's love-hate relationship with Big Tech

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Health care companies are trying to fend off tech giants with one hand while striking up partnerships with them with the other.

Between the lines: Whether health care companies love or hate big tech's encroachment into their territory is dependent on whether they stand to make or lose money should the tech companies succeed.

Tech companies are looking to help people manage their diabetes

Apple, Amazon and Google's Alphabet headquarters.
Apple, Amazon and Google's Alphabet headquarters. Photos: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Alphabet, Amazon and Apple are looking into services and tools to help people with diabetes manage their disease, CNBC reports.

The big picture: The services could be useful to diabetes patients, who currently monitor their blood sugar using a fair amount of guesswork. But it's also likely a huge business opportunity for the tech companies, as the number of Americans with diabetes is high and growing.