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Trained medical dogs can monitor diabetes


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:42 AM

Specially trained medical detection dogs can have a huge impact to the lives of diabetes sufferers.

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Most people will be familiar with guide dogs for the blind, but a relatively new type of dog training has been proving that man's best friend is capable of offering a lot more to patients than previously realised.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:27 AM

Dogs are pretty awesome!  Its cool to see them being utilized more in ways that they are naturally in tuned to. They could be a HUGE benefit in the medical field.  I'd like to see a lot more of this kind of thing in the future!  Plus...did I mention dogs are awesome?

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:33 PM

i wonder if we could train my friends dog to do this for her. I would gladly train it myself if it would help her


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:34 PM

Ah, this is because diabetics get a fruit-y smell about there breath when they sugar is too high or too low (or at least it does for me). A girl at the school I attend has a dog for just that purpose, though I'm sure her sugar isn't that out of control...


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:37 PM

USA Networks' Roal Pains used this a couple of seasons ago.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:05 PM

I know a very nice guy that has a little chihuahua for his diabetes. She's a darling dog, exceedingly well behaved.

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:56 PM

Doesn't surprise me. Didn't they find that dogs can smell cancer in patients also?

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:44 PM

how did they get a phto of my dog? I am not diabetic, because I don't take statins. However this photo looks a lot like my dog.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:22 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 13 May 2014 - 08:56 PM, said:

Doesn't surprise me. Didn't they find that dogs can smell cancer in patients also?

I do believe I've heard that before.  Dogs have amazing sense of smell!  Think I also heard a story about a dog sensing his owner's oncoming heart attack.  Pretty amazing!





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