Research from the University of Bristol has shown dogs have a talent for detecting low blood sugars in their owners.
The dogs used in the research had been trained by the Medical Detection Dogs charity and were places with owners who suffer from Diabetes. All 17 dogs demonstrated an ability to improve their owners quality of life. Ambulance call outs were reduced and instances of unconciousness due to hypoglycaemia were also reduced.
This research is important as it could help reduce the costs of long term health care. Along with improving the owners well being, health and independence.