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Dog owners with Type 1 diabetes needed for study

Researchers are searching for dog owners with Type 1 diabetes to take part in a study investigating if dogs can detect diabetes in their owners.

The study is funded by Diabetes UK, and researchers from Queen's University Belfast and the University of Lincoln are looking for 100 people to take part in the project.

Dr Deborah Wells, from the School of Psychology at Queen's, says there are anecdotal stories of dogs detecting a drop in blood glucose in their owners.

An in-depth feature on her research will be appearing in the next issue of Balance.

How to get involved

If you would like to participate, please complete a 15-minute questionnaire on the internet or by post. Participation is voluntary and all data collected will be treated as confidential. Participants will not be required to disclose their names or any personal details on the questionnaire.

You can access the online survey by visiting to the Queen's University Belfast website.

Find out more in Balance

More on this research will feature in, which is out just before Christmas.

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