Saved by a Puppy Named Nevada

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-05-27 19:07:05 -0500
Started 2013-05-27 01:55:14 -0500

There are many of us who have heard about the trained diabetic service dogs. They are wonderfully helpful for those who suffer from lows among other things.

My husband and I are staying with some friends who have a young beagle puppy. Cutest little thing that loves to play. She's a sweet heart. Tonight, after we had gone to bed I heard her come into our room. She had not done this before and we've been here for 5 days. I thought she might have to go potty, so I took her out for a little walk. She stayed unusually close to me and kept sitting down and looking at me. So without a tinkle, we went back inside. I had started to feel funny, and was having a hard time with my balance so I got my meter and tested. I was in the beginning of a drop. Took about a half hour, but I got stabilized at 107 before trying to go back to sleep.

I thought how amazing this little puppy was. She didn't know what I was going through, but she knew something was up. It is amazing to say the very least. She's just 4 months old and has had no training at all in such matters. I shared this with my friend, who is also a diabetic, and told her she has a very special pup in her midst.

4 replies

debswoof 2013-05-27 19:07:05 -0500 Report

Great anecdote. Little Nevada should definitely look into diabetic training ~ she is a natural. <3

NICK Vig6 2013-05-27 14:46:21 -0500 Report

my daughter also has an untrained poodle that stays by her side. She my dau has AODM II W / SEIZURES. Unknown type or precepatating factors. either mTBI, AODM, OR unk? I suspect a combo with her DM Astrong influence, along with genetics or chenobyl???? . Now retired mil she was exposed to several unknown environments. Main subjeect is that the dog indicates as servicce dog can detect diabetic issue. While visiting relatives at there house, their lab came in our bedroom , slept near my wive feet on the floor. We thought she was being protective guarding us. or her. but secomnd thought, my wife is very brittle and can go to hypo with seconds of warning? She is on Reg 500 now otherwise has readings 300 + . Or mil and civ providers / pharm , state that Regular is no longer manufactured. Don't know how this is allowed without warning? Thank you for your post.


destiny0321 2013-05-27 13:52:04 -0500 Report

hello just joined i have a jack russell who is about 10yrs old she does not leave my side when i am unwell whether it be diabetes,arthritis,asthma ect she knows when i am going through a bad do, animals do know even our cat knows who we have had only 5months he his over 1yr old

re1ndeer 2013-05-27 08:52:10 -0500 Report

What a wonderful story. I believe our pets know when something is wrong. Even though this was not your pet, it sensed that there was something amiss with you. And made you check your sugars.
Thanks for sharing .