Sixth Sense #6: Diabetic Attacks
Today, many dogs are being trained to recognize and diagnose conditions and deadly symptoms. One of their better-known abilities is alerting type 1 diabetics when their blood sugar levels drop too low. Some diabetics might not constantly monitor the warning signs, and may sometimes not eat enough, or accidentally take too much insulin.
A “diabetes alert dog” can detect changes that occur in body odor that can indicate low blood sugar. The charity organization Medical Detection Dogs teaches their dogs to lick, nudge, and stare at patients who are experiencing hypoglycemia.
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