An organization in Jasper is training dogs to help people suffering from severe diabetes control their blood sugar.
Trainers say the work these dogs do could be the difference between life and death for some diabetics.
“Drey’s Alert Dogs” are trained to paw at a diabetic person when they can smell that their blood sugar is below 80 or above 180.
Currently groups of children are participating in a volunteer program at Drey’s called “Kids for Diabetics” socializing the puppies.
Kenyatta Carter’s son has been a volunteer for the past couple of weeks and just yesterday one of the dogs made a startling discovery about her son.
“If we wouldn’t have been here I probably never would’ve known that he was a diabetic,” said Carter, “and the dogs alerted me that he was diabetic.”
There are Drey’s diabetic alert dogs helping people all over the US from California to Florida to Ohio.