Diabetic Alert Dogs
A natural (and sometimes life-saving) job for the scent-oriented canine.
Service dogs for people with diabetes are the tattletales of the dog world, according to Rita Martinez, co-author of a new book, Training Your Diabetic Alert Dog. The job for these special dogs is to notice a change in a persons blood glucose level, and then tell that person about it. If that person doesnt listen to the dog or isnt able to respond, then a diabetic alert dog may tell someone else!