As China’s homegrown innovation drive moves forward, tech is beginning to pierce one of the most important – and opaque – public services in the country; hospitals.

While everyone from startups to internet giants have attempted to tap into the problem market, diabetes self-care apps are making serious headway, taking aim at one of the country’s most serious health issues. IDF Diabetes Atlas estimates there are 96 million diabetics in China, which is 9% of the population.

Diabetes management apps have become a popular tech-health feature worldwide due to the need to track various elements of the disease including blood glucose and medication.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com