Deafinitely Dogs! Diabetic Alert Dogs are typically placed with those with Type 1 diabetes. These dogs can alert when a person's blood surgar drops too low. Some people are not able to recognize this drop. Problems that can occur due to a drop are seizures, brain damage, passing out while driving, sleeping through a drop, etc.. Children are especially susceptible! Because dogs noses are so accute, they can detect changes in body chemistry. The dog then is able to alert their person that they need to check their levels. Dogs do not take the place of testing! They are a valuable tool in the life of their person with diabetes.