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Summer Solstice Germany or Florida 6/21/06 - ANSWERED

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Where have they trained dogs to sniff out Diabetes?

Poll ended at Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:03 am

Germany
3
18%
Florida
14
82%
 
Total votes : 17

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:49 am

knapplc wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:I went Florida. Seems Knapp's trying to throw us off with 'capital' and 'emergency'. Most likely I am completely wrong about that though. :-B



I have to make certain changes in the text or it gives it all away.

:-]


Just came across the story. I see where I was right and I see where I was wrong. ;-)
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Postby GreatestShowOnEarth » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:05 pm

Flooridaaaa?????
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Postby Twisted Sister » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:43 pm

Florida...easy.

Type II Diabetes is running rampant in America (because of the poor diets/ obesity). Only in America would there be such a lucrative/large market for such dogs.

One of the Trainers of these dogs is frequently flying across the country??? Sounds like a busy business.
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Postby moonhead » Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:15 pm

are we still doing these? :-B

i vote florida every time just for vader. }:-)
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Postby no1cowboysfan » Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:23 pm

Twisted Sister wrote:Florida...easy.

Type II Diabetes is running rampant in America (because of the poor diets/ obesity). Only in America would there be such a lucrative/large market for such dogs.

One of the Trainers of these dogs is frequently flying across the country??? Sounds like a busy business.


This was my reason #1 for saying Florida.

Reason #2 is the "emergency" number. Sounds like 9-1-1 would flow better there in the article.

Reason #3: the quotes don't sound translated, and I'm not sure all of the translations lose something from German to English. Sounds like first-person.
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Postby VaderFin » Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:13 pm

Trust me......it's Florida.
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Postby knapplc » Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:43 pm

VaderFin wrote:Trust me......it's Florida.



You always say that! :-?
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Postby The_Captain » Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:59 pm

Florida - and I have a beagle too!
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Postby knapplc » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:20 pm

OK, I'm calling this one early.

The answer is..... FLORIDA!!!!!


Nobody seemed particularly fooled by this one. You're all so clever, you are! :-D

Here's the article:


ORLANDO, Fla. - A 17-pound beagle named Belle is more than man's best friend. She's a lifesaver. Belle was in Washington, D.C., on Monday to receive an award for biting onto owner Kevin Weaver's cell phone to call 911 after the diabetic Ocoee man had a seizure and collapsed.

"There is no doubt in my mind that I'd be dead if I didn't have Belle," said Weaver, 34, whose blood sugar had dropped dangerously low. Belle had been trained to summon help in just those circumstances.

She was the first canine recipient to win the VITA Wireless Samaritan Award, given to someone who used a cell phone to save a life, prevent a crime or help in an emergency, the Orlando Sentinel reported Monday.

Weaver first heard about service dogs while he was working as a flight attendant after befriending a frequent passenger who taught dogs to help diabetic patients. Using their keen sense of smell, the animals can detect abnormalities in a person's blood-sugar levels.

The dog periodically licks Weaver's nose to take her own reading of his blood-sugar level. If something seems off to her, she will paw and whine at him.

"Every time she paws at me like that I grab my meter and test myself," Weaver said. "She's never been wrong."


Oh, and Vader cheated - he probably saw this on Local News or something. :-°
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