Medical Detection Dogs
Our dogs are trained to assist individuals who manage complex health conditions. They are taught to identify the odour changes that are associated with life threatening medical events.
The avoidance of dangerously low blood sugar levels (Hypoglycaemia) is an acute daily problem for people with diabetes. When accompanied by loss of warnings it has a dramatic effect on the lives of both the person with diabetes and their family. Low blood sugar levels are very dangerous if left untreated. Symptoms vary from confusion to seizures to comas, and can become life threatening.
With their amazing sense of smell our dogs are trained to detect minute changes in blood sugar levels. When these levels fall or rise outside the normal range they will warn their owner, get help and fetch any vital medical supplies.
We also provide alert dogs for those with other very dangerous health conditions including Addisonian crisis which causes severe pain, convulsions and unconsciousness; pain seizures which lead to collapse and hospitalisation; severe allergic responses, and narcolepsy, a malfunction of the sleep/wake regulating system which causes sleep attacks and paralysis.
We continue to investigate other debilitating and potentially fatal conditions which our dogs may have the ability to help.
Visit us at : www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk
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