Tech companies are looking to help people manage their diabetes
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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.
- Alphabet company Verily is working on new continuous monitoring hardware.
- Amazon wants to sell blood sugar monitoring devices and make it easier for people to access their readings via Alexa.
- Apple is working with medical device makers to integrate their devices with Apple's products.