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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.

  • 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.