There’s a warm, furry medical testing device in Florida. His name is Elijah and this kitty can detect diabetes in humans.
Elijah can smell ketones — an indicator of high blood sugar — in someone’s breath. The orange-and-white cat apparently taught himself this life-saving skill.
More than 18 million Americans suffer from diabetes, so imagine what the power of the purr could do for health care.
The signs of low blood sugar include:
- Trouble speaking
- Feeling weak.
Signs of high blood sugar include:
- Weakness on one side of the body
- Extreme thirst
- Warm, dry skin that does not sweat
- High fever
- Loss of vision