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A Diabetics Best Medical Assistant

Sunday, May 28, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

dogdiabeticPersons with diabetes have to always be concerned about their blood sugar levels. These levels are tested regularly to ensure that their sugar lever is neither too high or too low. If a diabetic’s blood sugar drops too low especially during the night, the patient may experience a life threatening event.

Believe it or not our best friends can save the lives of their diabetic owners. Dogs have a nose to sense trouble. They can be trained to detect changes in blood levels just by their sense of smell. According to NHS Choices, as the blood sugar levels go up or down this causes changes to the body’s metabolism which can alter how a person’s sweat or breath smells. For example, diabetic ketoacidosis, a complication of type 1 diabetes, can cause a person’s breath to smell like nail varnish.

A dogs amazing sense of smell isn’t only limited to diabetes. Recent studies have shown that dogs can sniff out lung cancer or bowel cancer. Our best friends are truly amazing!

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