(writing about) Diabetes Alert Dogs

My current projects right now range from researching/interviewing and writing about: the favelas of Brazil (Pedro Lobo), service dogs for diabetics and women with depression. I’m all over the place and I love it! I’m learning about the ability of trained dogs to pick up the scent of low blood sugars and to alert their owners. The science and research to fully understand how all this works is scanty, and kennels (some good some not so good) are popping up every day as the demand from desperate parents grow, and after talking to a several owners, I’m convinced that these dogs can be a powerful tool for people with diabetes.

Some words of caution: this is not for everyone and requires a lot of work…..

Check out the tudiabetes page and I’ll post a link to my article in Diabetes Health when it is published.

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