Human-Animal Interactions

Human-Animal Interactions:

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Human-Animal Interactions: Therapeutic and Surprising

In a 2015 NICHD-funded study, a group of adolescents with type 1 diabetes each cared for a pet fish twice a day by feeding and checking water levels. Researchers found that fishkeeping teens were more disciplined about checking their own blood glucose levels, which is essential for maintaining their health. Furthermore, kids ages 10 to 13 years showed the greatest increase in self-monitoring following the pet fish intervention.