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Dogs Can Sniff Out Diabetics’ Blood-Sugar Levels, University of Bristol Study



8/21/2013 7:32:24 AM

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Previous research has shown that dogs are capable of detecting abnormal blood sugar levels in humans, and a new study from scientists at the University of Bristol in the UK indicates that dogs can be trained to alert their owners when their blood-glucose levels are reaching dangerous levels. The British researchers set out to discover if specially trained ‘glycemia alert dogs’ could reliably match blood sugar tests taken of hypoglycemic participants when their blood sugar was either too high or too low.

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