Diabetes service dogs can save lives, restore sense of normalcy

12/11/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Dogs trained to detect critical changes in blood glucose levels are helping improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. As incidence of the condition has increased, so has the need for glucose-detecting dogs, and organizations that train the dogs are swamped with requests, despite the $20,000 price tag. The mother of an 8-year-old with type 1 diabetes calls the service dogs "angels with fur."

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