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Service Dogs Pick Up Scent of Diabetes Danger

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 in News

About two times a night, Shana Eppler wakes up to an alarm and slips into her daughter Abbie’s room to test the 8-year-old’s blood sugar.

The growing field of diabetic-alert dogs that save their diabetic owners’ lives by sniffing out when blood sugar levels get out of whack. Kate Linebaugh has details on Lunch Break.

Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 4, Abbie experiences low blood-sugar levels, a potentially dangerous condition known as hypoglycemia that can cause the loss of consciousness.

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