Sniffing out diabetes

According to diabetes news, specially trained dogs could be used as life-savers for people with diabetes . The clever canines can use their acute sense of smell to warn people with diabetes when their blood glucose levels slump to low levels.
Dogs have long been used to help humans, from guide dogs to police sniffer dogs. The roles of canines in diabetes care follows recent studies showing that dogs can detect when a person with diabetes is about to have a hypoglycaemic attack.
The research at Queen’s University Belfast indicates that pets react to hypoglycaemic episodes by barking, licking or whining.
The Cancer and Bio-Detections dogs research centre now has 17 rescue dogs trained up to various stages. These dogs will then be given to diabetic owners.

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