Dog Detectors – the dogs that can save your life! With their powerful sense of smell, dogs are the first to know if their diabetic owners are about to fall into a coma.
For people with diabetes, low or high blood sugar levels can be very dangerous. A dog’s sense of smell is so acute that it can detect the change before a patient falls ill. A dog’s sense of smell is a million times more powerful that humans.
The medical Detection Dogs Training Centre in the UK is training dogs to be able to alert diabetes patients when their blood sugar levels are low and to fetch the medical kits for the insulin injections.
The dogs are changing their owners lives. They are able to leave the house with the dig, knowing that if they need an injection the dog will know well in advance and take action to alert their owner.
In this film, we spent a day with the owner of a trained dog and saw the dramatic difference that the dog’s training has made to their life.
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