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Dog credited with diagnosing diabetes in 7-year-old

Posted on: 8:43 am, July 5, 2013, by , updated on: 09:33am, July 5, 2013

A well-trained dog recently diagnosed diabetes in a 7-year-old boy.

An organization called Drey’s Alert Dogs was training a group of dogs on how to detect diabetes when one of the puppies diagnosed the 7-year-old’s condition.

The dogs are trained to paw at a diabetic person when they can smell that their blood sugar is below 80 or above 180.

Currently groups of children are participating in a volunteer program at Drey’s called “Kids for Diabetics” socializing the puppies.

Kenyatta Carter’s son has been a volunteer for the past couple of weeks and just yesterday one of the dogs made a startling discovery about her son.

“If we wouldn’t have been here I probably never would’ve known that he was a diabetic,” said Carter, “and the dogs alerted me that he was diabetic.”

There are Drey’s diabetic alert dogs helping people all over the US from California to Florida to Ohio.

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