By the time they graduate from EENP's training program, each dog will have logged an average of over 1,000 hours in public settings.
Diabetic Assistance Dogs are life-savers. They help their human partners maintain better control over their blood sugar levels, leading to improved short- and long-term health outcomes. Handlers feel safer with a constant companion who also provides continuous glucose monitoring, leading to more independent lives and comfort with tighter blood sugar control.
How do Diabetic Assistance Dogs do all this? Eyes Ears Nose and Paws dogs are trained using scent detection techniques to identify changes that occur in human body odor when blood sugar levels move above or below normal ranges. The dogs alert their diabetic partners or their partners' caregivers so they can take measures to regain normal blood sugar levels. With the help of a continuously on-duty partner, a person with diabetes can feel more in control of their diabetes and more independent.
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