Canine responses to hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes.

@article{Wells2008CanineRT,
  title={Canine responses to hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes.},
  author={Deborah L. Wells and Shaun W. Lawson and Aloysius Niroshan Siriwardena},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={
          1235-41
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Anecdotal evidence suggests that domestic dogs may be able to detect hypoglycemia in their human caregivers; scientific investigation of this phenomenon, however, is sorely lacking. This study thus aimed to investigate how pet dogs respond to the hypoglycemic episodes of their owners with type 1 diabetes. METHODS Two hundred and twelve dog owners (64.2% female) with medically diagnosed type 1 diabetes participated in the study. All participants owned at least 1 dog. Each person… CONTINUE READING

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