Dogs Can Sniff out Diabetes
Dogs can now be trained to sniff out when blood sugar levels are high or low to help those with diabetes:
" A Texas toddler has a special, even life-saving bond with her dog.
Ruby, a British terrier, is considered the first-ever diabetic alert dog for young children.
She is able to detect when 2-year-old Faith Wilson experiences high or low blood sugar. Wilson endures 15 to 20 finger pricks a day because of her diabetes. Ruby triggers them all, warning Faith's mom by fetching a pink stick called a brinsel.
"She does three kinds of alerts. High blood sugar, low blood sugar and keytones," said Sarah Wilson, Faith's mom. "People say stuff about our dog. I say 'I don't have a dog, I have an angel with fur.'""