Why I dog a Diabetic Alert Dog with Medical Mutts
Along with Dr. Dana Hardin, pediatric endocrinologist, and Wes Anderson, a statistician at Lilly, Jennifer Cattet, Ph.D., owner of Medical Mutts are the first ones to have proven the ability of diabetic alert dogs to smell the difference between a low sample and a normal sample.
Discover How Service Dogs Detect Diabetes
Diabetic alert dogs possess a remarkable ability to detect changes in glucose levels, providing valuable assistance to individuals with diabetes. When these specialized dogs sense a shift in low (hypoglycemia) or high (hyperglycemia) glucose levels, they exhibit a unique and distinct behavior: vigorous pokes with their nose. This tactile alert serves as a prompt for the person to check their glucose levels. Unlike electronic devices that can be easily missed or ignored, a diabetes alert dog persists in their efforts until they receive a response. Moreover, our dogs are trained to perform additional actions, such as waking the person up, seeking help, activating a button to call a relative or emergency services, or even fetching glucose tablets or juice.
Our training methods are grounded in scientific validation and uphold the highest standards. The quality of our program extends beyond national borders as we provide guidance and support to organizations worldwide, assisting them in refining their own training protocols.
In addition to their exceptional alerting skills, our diabetic alert dogs are trained to meet or exceed the rigorous standards set by the International Association of Assistance Dogs Partners (IAADP). This comprehensive training ensures that your diabetes alert dog is well-prepared to pass the Public Access Test, granting you the freedom and confidence to take your companion to various public settings, including work, school, malls, restaurants, and more.
Experience the unmatched capabilities and reliability of a diabetes alert dog in managing your diabetes with heightened awareness and enhanced safety.