Must Reading: Article About Guide Dog Dropouts, Who Alert Type 1 Diabetics to Dangerously Low Blood Sugar Levels

Filed under: Health — @ November 18, 2006

Do you have genetic-based, insulin-dependent Type 1 (diabetes? Does a loved one? Do either of you sometimes slip into a dangerous low blood sugar level no matter how closely you monitor it?

If so, you’ll want to know about remarkable Guide Dog dropouts, who can actually sense chemical imbalances in the blood sugar levels of people with Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Not only that, but these clever creatures can alert their owners by nudging them to snap out of it in enough time to grab a piece of candy or take insulin so they can regulate their blood sugar don’t fall into a coma and die. (Yes, although I often alert you here to the perils of consuming too much sugar, in diabetic cases such as this, taking candy or other sweets can save a person’s life.)

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