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Diabetes

03 February 2019

WATCH: ‘Is this a dream?’: People with diabetes meet their alert dogs

Trained dogs can detect dangerous changes in a person's blood sugar levels.

Type one diabetics can often not detect swings in their blood sugar levels. This is where diabetic alert dogs step in.

The dogs are trained to detect dangerous changes in a person's blood sugar - studies show that they are particular adept at detecting low blood sugar levels.

Watch as these diabetics meet their alert dogs.

 

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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