Dogs train to sniff out trouble for diabetics
For 27 years, Sarah Breidenbach of St. Paul, Minn., had a foolproof way of knowing when her blood sugar level was dangerously low.
Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child, she could spot the early warning signs — feeling shaky and anxious.
Then one night while sleeping, her blood sugar level plummeted, causing a violent seizure that sent her to the hospital. Over the next 18 months, paramedics made 178 trips to her home.
That’s when her doctor prescribed an unusual tool to help manage her diabetes: a dog.