Invites you to a Public Understanding of Science Lecture:
Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to assist individuals who manage complex medical conditions on a day to day basis. These dogs are taught to identify the odour changes that are associated with certain medical events, for example; someone living with diabetes and hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), which could be a daily problem. Symptoms can vary from confusion to seizures or comas and be life threatening.
Once trained, Medical Alert Assistance Dogs recognise blood sugar levels outside the normal range and warn their owners before the symptoms are felt. They will bring their owner any necessary medical supplies, such as glucose and blood testing kits. They can also be trained to push alarm buttons.
A talk by Dr Claire Guest
Chief Executive Officer and Director of Operations, Medical
Detection Dogs, Great Horwood, Milton Keynes
Thursday 25th September at 7.30 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Paul’s Catholic School, Phoenix Drive,
Leadenhall, Milton Keynes, MK6 5EN. (Enquiries 01908 669735)