Somewhat lost amid this week’s excitement surrounding Google’s rebirth as Alphabet was the company’s latest foray into the world of medical devices

The company has entered into an agreement with DexCom to create a series of disposable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices that the companies claim will be smaller and more affordable than current options

“We’re committed to developing new technologies that will help move health care from reactive to proactive,” Andrew Conrad, head of the life sciences team at Google, said in a statement released by the two companies. “This collaboration is another step towards expanding monitoring options and making it easier for people with diabetes to proactively manage their health.” Read more…

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