Q: Can Flies or other insects/bugs detect low blood sugar?
Please awnser this qeustion if you know I have asked it before and never gotten an awnser. One day a fly would not leave me alone so I checked my blood sugar and it was low so I took some glucose and had a snack. I have noticed that I have made a discovery every time it is low now if I am not around my dog or one of my cats a fly or some other type of insect will land on me and not leave me alone until I check my blood sugar it is always low or high when this happens so I was wondering mainly about fly's can any insects detect low or high blood sugar?
Oct 09, 2009
I've never seen any official documentation on this but flies are attracted to certain odors & when your blood sugar is low your body odor changes due to the release of endorphins, acetone, & a few other things. This is one of the cues diabetes assistance dogs alert on, so I suppose its possible the flies are attracted to the different scent your body emits when your sugar level drops.
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