Emergency Medical Response Dogs (EMRD) are frequently called seizure alert dogs. Pesterfield has type 1 diabetes, a form of the condition in which the pancreas is unable to produce any insulin and cannot regulate blood sugar. For people with type 1 diabetes who are experiencing an episode of hypoglycemia, the warning from a trained dog may be more subtle, yet still effective. “When you have a baby you’re sleep deprived for a few months but this never changed for me and Julian as we constantly wanted to check on Gemma as she could slip into a coma at any time. Daarom worden in de hulpverlening dier-ondersteunde interventies toegepast en hulphonden opgeleid. “We kept an eye on this and, sure enough, I went into the yard one day and she (Brianna) was buckled over to the side, on top of him (Charlie). Dogs can also be trained to give epileptic people a warning that they are about to have a seizure.
HbA1C showed a small, non significant reduction after dog allocation