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'Alexa, what's my blood sugar level and how much insulin should I take?'

'Alexa, what's my blood sugar level and how much insulin should I take?'

It’s become a punchline in the tech industry that every start-up is out to change the world. When it comes to medical technology, however, some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley are poised to do just that.

Apple, Google and Amazon have announced or are reported to be developing cutting-edge technologies for managing diabetes, one of the fastest-growing chronic illnesses, affecting more than 420 million people worldwide.

Experts say we’re at the dawn of a new era of personal technology for a variety of chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.

“It really isn’t a surprise you’d see companies like Apple and Google focusing on this,” said...

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