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Lifesaving Labradors is a collection of true stories of Type 1 Diabetics who use Wildrose Diabetic Alert Dogs—known as DADs—to smell changes in their blood sugar levels.

Lifesaving Labradors is a collection of true stories of Type 1 Diabetics who use Diabetic Alert Dogs—known as DADs—to smell changes in their blood sugar levels. Using acute olfactory skills and constant vigilance, the dogs alert their companions, keeping them safe from life-threatening blood sugar episodes, such as falling into a coma or launching into stroke.
The stories in Lifesaving Labradors address issues of interest to the medical community, especially the millions of people working with or affected by diabetes. Hunters and trainers of various types of service dogs will find valuable lessons in the stories of the DAD handlers, as well as a wealth of information in the training section that follows the stories. Dog lovers, and anyone interested in human drama, will marvel at the dogs' abilities and will understand why these families view their dogs as literal lifesavers that are on-call twenty-four hours a day, often contending with multiple, sometimes complex, situations in the world.