BEIJING -- Lin Zhongying used to resist going to the doctor for her regular blood-sugar tests. But the 59-year-old Fujian Province housewife, a diabetic for 10 years, has dutifully taken them twice a week since her daughter, He Wenjun, bought her a blood-glucose meter three months ago. Her daughter calls immediately after each test to discuss the results.
She knows when to call because the meter has a built-in SIM module that instantly sends the results to He's phone. An only child, He works downtown, far from her mother's home, and rarely has time to visit. She worries constantly about her mother's condition, and the new device gives her more peace of mind. "Now, she can't just lie to me about how serious it is," He said. "It has changed both our lives."