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16 December 2016

Trained dogs could help people with diabetes

According to research conducted by the University of Bristol, trained dogs could be used to help diabetic owners stay healthy and independent.

Dogs improve lives of owners with diabetes

Research conducted by the University of Bristol shows that dogs can detect low blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

Seventeen dogs were used in the study after being specially trained by the charity, Medical Detection Dogs. All the dogs improved the quality of life of their owners by alerting them to falls in blood sugar levels.  This helped to reduce ambulance call outs and instances of unconsciousness as well as improving blood glucose control.

In the future, trained dogs could be used more to help their diabetic owners stay healthy and independent.

If you have diabetes, getting out to walk a dog, even one that hasn’t been specially trained, can be one of the best things you can do for your health, improving circulation, and helping you stay trim.