Dogs are not only great companions but also they can support people with different deflections. For example, the guide dogs that help people who suffer from blindness or those who suffer from post-traumatic stress…

This time we will talk about the great support for people suffering from type 1 diabetes, as they could alert them to episodes of hypoglycemia. It is a big risk for people suffering from this disease since blood sugar levels can be dangerously up or low. People with diabetes need to take insulin which may cause fainting.

A group of scientists from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom investigated how trained dogs could detect hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes. The scientists analyzed blood to see when dogs warned their owners about their low blood sugar levels. 

Dogs can help diabetes people thanks to their refined sense of smell. That’s why Medical Detection Dongs ONG in the UK works to train these dogs.

Read more: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2019/january/medical-detection-dogs.html

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