Dogs for Diabetics

Anonymous
By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-02-14 02:22:20 -0600
Started 2014-02-13 00:20:46 -0600

Hi I am new to the site and am wondering if anyone has a service dog for their diabetes and how did you accomplish the fundraising to get a dog? I am in dire need of help. In the last 4 days 911 has been called twice because I am unresponsive. Cracked open my head, lost a tooth, and bruised my arm and jaw. Help!!! Thank you.


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jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-02-14 02:22:20 -0600 Report

Howdy anon

This subject has been the topic of several discussions. Look here to find one ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

and here is another from 5 trs ago ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

and here is another also from 5 trs ago~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...
service-dogs

and to humor Iron Ore this is about a siezure dog who also senses BG levels ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

Praying God's best for you

James Baker

kbarrettx2
kbarrettx2 2014-02-13 22:28:48 -0600 Report

I am assuming people do fundraising because it is $15k for a dog and I do not have that kind of money. I feel the dog would be an excellent tool for me to get better control over my situation and allow me the ability to stay alone instead of having to rely on family to stay with me.

I did not have a seizure - clean CT scan proved that. I simply crashed and blacked out causing all of the injuries. Pretty straight forward.

IronOre
IronOre 2014-02-13 20:33:10 -0600 Report

Why are you assuming that people do fundraising to get a dog ?
Why are you assuming that a dog is your answer here ?
What diabetes related event happened to you that caused all that?
In other words how exactly did you crack you head, loose a tooth, and bruise your arm ? it sounds more like an epileptic seizure to me.

TopazDee
TopazDee 2014-02-13 10:51:19 -0600 Report

Really sorry to hear you are suffering so bad it sounds very scary, the few times I have had a hypo I recognise the symptoms have a glucose tablet for quick fix followed by a sandwich and banana so the carbs flow steady, you don't say if you are type 1 or 2 or how often you take a BG reading, I very new to this but If I were in your place I would do more checks to try and stay as stable as possible, make notes of what you eat that makes your BG's raise or lower so you can adjust your way of living to help until you can find a buddy to take care of you.
I am surmising you live in the USA and I don't know how your system goes in the UK our Dr. would get on to occupational therapy to get a case worker who would evaluate you and would move on from there.
Hope all goes well for you stay safe.
LOVE AND LIGHT TOPAZ XXX (Dee)x