Dogs trained to detect low blood sugar in diabetics - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Dogs trained to detect low blood sugar in diabetics


LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Doctors in Great Britain are training dogs to warn patients with diabetes when their blood sugar levels are too low.

Dogs are known to have powerful sniffers, some have even been trained to detect cancer cells. So now, this latest effort comes after a study of diabetes patients reported that when their blood sugar would drop dangerously low, their dogs would react by panting or whining.

So, now animal trainers in Southern England are working with dogs that will eventually be paired with diabetic owners, many of whom are children.

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