The Can-Do-Canines Corporation in Minneapolis, MN currently trains dogs for service to detect a certain scent given off by diabetics when their glucose is dropping; this is especially useful for those diabetics that cannot physically sense when their blood glucose is dropping (neurological deficiency) before checking their blood glucose on a meter. Once these dogs detect the scent they will basically harrass their client to check their blood glucose, so that hypoglycemic action can be taken before their glucose level gets beyond the point of self-help. Can-Do-Canines has partnered with a local prison to use inmates to assist in this valuable training with these dogs. We adopted a golden retriever from this organization as a family pet, but I was amazed to hear about how this training was done by Can-Do-Canines !!
Type I Diabetic and Laboratory Quality Manager in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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