Diabetic Alert Dog!!!

Graham's mom
By Graham's mom Latest Reply 2011-03-15 12:43:07 -0500
Started 2010-12-16 14:04:37 -0600

We will have a new member of our house on Saturday!!! Our yellow lab Diabetic Alert Dog has just finished the Fast Start training program and is ready to leave his mother. I am sure that Max will be both a blessing and work, but the stories I have heard have been so amazing about what these dogs can do. Anything to ease my mind about my 5 year olds sugar dropping too low will help bring some peace back to our family. Just a few months ago at diagnosis things felt so hopeless, but now within a month we will have Max and the pump to help make our lives better. check out www.warrenretrievers.com to see what amazing things that service dogs are doing. We are so excited about what the future holds.

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Yasmina 2011-03-15 12:43:07 -0500 Report

We had met a lady in the store one day that had been nearly accosted by the clerks and the manager of the store for bringing in a little dog. It wasa dog used for just this! She was very friendly and when she told us we could pet the dog, it automatically started to sniff our hands to see if we were ok. The gal had uncontrolled diabetes. By the time that she realized that there was something wrong her blood glucose would either jump high or drop unexpectedly. That was where her little companion would come to the rescue. He could sense the changes in her system before she did so that she could avoid terrible reactions. I think this is so great, and I understand that thwere are also dogs that can detect seizures before they happen as well, so the person has a little time to get prepared for it.

Gabe Ruth
Gabe Ruth 2011-02-28 10:42:00 -0600 Report

I've always said that every child needs a dog, since the dog will always be on his side , even when it seems that the whole world, is against him. In your son's case though, I'd say that the benefits go far beyond that. I also think your anxiety level will decrease remarkably. I have said many times "I'm afraid I wouldn't sleep a wink if my child had diabetes. I would always keep one ear open to hear that everything is OK." Linda Gabe RN CDE, Methodist Hospital, Henderson, Ky.

Life Saver
Life Saver 2010-12-27 23:56:27 -0600 Report

Congratulations on the new service dog. I hope that he/she works very well.
Please let us know how thinks work out. Are you using that service dog company, Warren Retrievers, which is advertising on the discussion board lately ?

Tulsa, OK

Graham's mom
Graham's mom 2011-01-05 09:08:33 -0600 Report

That is the company that we went with and we are very pleased. The breeder and trainer work together to meet each families specific need. Since my son is only 5 and recently diagnosed the personal service is so important to us. Dee Bogetti, their Master Trainer, is flying in to check our progress and keep us on the right track in 2 weeks.

peace13 2010-12-26 17:43:36 -0600 Report

that is awesome!

not only can dogs help but cats can too
I have really bad anxiety and my cat is able to sense when I am about to have a panic attack and warns me
its truly amazing what animals can do!

dsndude 2010-12-23 23:45:48 -0600 Report

Hi Graham's mom! I love your story, would you consider telling it again on a new site for diabetics called http://diabetic-social-network.com/? It's a brand new site with free memberships, great stories like these would help it get off to a good start!

jayabee52 2010-12-26 06:44:43 -0600 Report

I went to diabetic social network to sign up. I almost joined until I read the terms of use. It is free to join NOW. but we are required to agree to DSN can charge us for the privilege of participating in the future. But anything we post becomes the property of DSN and they can use it worldwide as they see fit, without compensation to the original author of the post.

I like what is happening here on DC. There are plenty of other sites devoted to Diabetes and people with diabetes that we don't have to pay to belong to. As I think of it, it seems like a rip off to me. Charging me to belong, yet using my intellectual property without compensation. I canceled out of joining them. I won't join until membership is completely free to all comers. I AM happy here at DC!

mas14years 2010-12-18 13:38:18 -0600 Report

That is amazing.. I really had never heard of a diabetic alert dog, I can not believe the things they are able to train animals to do. well good luck and keep us posted. I am fascinated :)

dsndude 2010-12-16 22:53:50 -0600 Report

Thank you! This has inspired me to write my own diabetic alert dog article! I will mention warrenretrievers on my blog, http://diabetic-social-network.com - thanks again! …course I have to let my GF check my spelling first ;)

Graham's mom
Graham's mom 2010-12-17 12:27:05 -0600 Report

check them out on the net or better yet give them a call. I feel that it will be a Godsend for my family and already has been for so many others.

GabbyPA 2010-12-16 21:30:42 -0600 Report

Oh, this is so fantastic. We have had many articles and discussions on this, but as far as I am aware you are the first here to have one working in your family. You will have to keep us posted on how Max does and how he works with your son. This is so exciting.

nana2005 2010-12-16 16:29:26 -0600 Report

I am so happy for you , and your Family, enjoy dogs are wonderfull in what ever they do.
God Bless

Harlen 2010-12-16 14:58:40 -0600 Report

I am so happy for you both
As a trainer I know what gose into the dogs you will find that its less work then you think but just like having one more kid lol
Best wishes

CaliKo 2010-12-16 14:13:24 -0600 Report

That's exciting news, I've read about these amazing dogs. I'm sure Max will be delightful to have around.

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