Hi

 

New to group.  We have two fur babies.  Both are miniature dachshunds, Barkley & Chloe.  It wasn't until recently that I noticed that our female is keen to my lows.  I haven't had a blackout since she became a member of our family four & a half years ago.

 

This summer we moved and it was much more activity than I was used to.  I also started going through menapause and my hormones were giving my blood sugar fits.

 

About 4:00 one morning I went low & started to the kitchen.  I ended up on the floor face down.  Chloe went to my daughter's room.  My daughter said that Chloe wouldn't stop licking her in the face until my daughter got out of bed.  Katie then heard me moaning.  It took EMS to get me going that time.

 

Since then I've had a few more lows at night.  Chloe sleeps with me.  Everytime I've gone low at night, Chloe has jumped off the bed and gone to get help.  I don't know how she senses this, but I'm thankful that she does.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My mini  Wirehaired Dachsie, Wendy (photo on my Profile Page) alerted me for many years.  (Our diabetic breath changes when we go high or low.)  When I went either high or low at night, Wendy would stand up next to me at the side of the bed and bark.  At first I thought she wanted out, but soon I realized my BG was off whenever she barked at night, and in fact she was alerting me.  When she got to about ten years old, her sense of smell began to fail.  Our Golden Retriever, Aggie, also slept in the bedroom.  The first night that Wendy didn't alert me for a low, Aggie jumped at Wendy's crate, pounding on it and barking at HER--apparently saying, Wake up and alert her, Dummy!  Still Aggie never did alert me and Wendy couldn't, so from then on it was just me and my meter; and of course my husband has saved my life now and again.

 

Welcome to the Group!

I think the natural alerting has a lot to do with strong bonding, and mini Dachsies sure are strong little bonders.  I don't have a small dog now, but I'd love to get another mini Dachsie or a Sheltie, in the hope that alerting would develop.
Your furry babies are adorable, I would love them even if they couldn't detect my lows. I have 2 cats, they can only detect their food bowl.

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