Dogs to sniff out owner diabetes

Researchers at a Belfast university are to investigate if dogs can sniff out diabetes.

Dr Deborah Wells, from the School of Psychology at Queen's, said there were anecdotal stories of dogs detecting a drop in blood sugar in their owners.

She and Dr Shaun Lawson, from the University of Lincoln, have been awarded £10,000 funding from Diabetes UK for a year-long study.

They want 100 Type One diabetics to complete an online survey.

The researchers are also seeking video footage of dogs reacting to their owner's 'hypos' or low blood sugar levels.

Source - BBC

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