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wendy liked Sweetgirl's discussion TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG
Mar 14
Laura replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"I live in Bozeman mt. Contact me if you need help in mt to learn how to train the service parts of a dad as I trained my own."
May 30, 2013
EndocrineGremlin replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"I'm so glad that others are training their own dogs. I looked into getting an alert dog when I first got a dog but it is so expensive but my puppy is picking up things on his own. I live with another type one and he also alerts for her. He…"
May 11, 2013
EndocrineGremlin liked Sweetgirl's discussion TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG
May 11, 2013
missrobbie replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"I just got my book "Training your diabetic Alert Dog" from Rita Martinez. If you want to train your own diabetic alert dog, this book is the one to get. This book came out in Feb or March 2013 so this book won't be in the library just…"
May 11, 2013
KreamKidzMom replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"We are not required to show paperwork of any kind for our DAD. Yes, the FAA trumps ADA on airlines, but we are still not required to show paperwork. I have flown many times over the years with my guide dogs, and over the last six years have flown…"
Apr 27, 2013
Kathy replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"There are some places on line that you can get some advice and ask questions. Here is one.. There is also a facebook page called Diabetes Alert Dog talk that is useful. Good luck. It takes awhile, but is very worth it."
Apr 27, 2013
vickim1970 replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"One little addition for those travelling by air. the FAA doesn't have to follow the same rules. Airlines are allowed to ask for a letter from your doctor. According the the guy I talked to at their hotline number (they actually have a phone…"
Apr 27, 2013
KreamKidzMom replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"Cooper is very handsome. My first guide dog was a yellow Lab, and I've had 2 black Lab guides as well, and my current guide is a black Lab/Golden cross. :D I noticed in the video Cooper was very vocal and barked/whined. Curious why you allowed…"
Apr 26, 2013
KreamKidzMom replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"Good luck with training your dog to do alert work. It's a very rewarding process, but takes a lot of time, effort and patience. There is no such thing as "certification" for Service Dogs in the US. There is no "legit"…"
Apr 26, 2013
KreamKidzMom replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"I am legally blind (diabetic retinopathy)and partnered with both my guide dog Jingles (lab/golden cross) from The Seeing Eye, and my little 9 lb mini Dachshund Maizie my DAD. I've worked guide dogs for almost 30 years, and Maizie and my guides…"
Apr 26, 2013
vickim1970 replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"i am in the process of training my own DAD. i say in the process, because i feel like i'm constantly training. she alerts me when i don't feel my lows, but if i catch it first, i always use the opportunity to brush her up on her skills. i…"
Apr 22, 2013
missrobbie replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"There are 2 new books about training your own diabetic alert dog that came out in Feb & March 2013. 1. "Training Your Diabetic Alert Dog" by Rita Martinez CPDT & Sue Barns Ph.D. 2. " DOG A Diabetic's Best Friend Training…"
Apr 18, 2013
Jeff Dempsey replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"I have worked with Mary for the last year, and I cannot recommend her highly enough. I suggest that you get on her Facebook page (Service Dog Academy) and chat with her there. (at the risk of repeating myself) Here is a video of my Cooper and Mary…"
Dec 9, 2012
Jeff Dempsey replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"I too work with Mary (and I have proof...) http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91052&sitesection=kcpq&VID=23888417 My experience was similar to yours, except going to a work site in Charleston, SC for the same company I…"
Dec 9, 2012
Angelica Koder replied to Sweetgirl's discussion 'TRAINING YOUR OWN DIABETIC ALERT DOG' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"I have a chihuahua/wiener and have never "trained" him to alert me but he does!! He has woken me up several times with a hypo and if I am awake and if he can't wake me he wakes my husband. He is always real helpful when it is low…"
Nov 29, 2012

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I want to train my own diabetic alert dog.
Date diagnosed
September 15, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
10
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Paradigm 522

Sweetgirl's Blog

COMING OUT OF DENIAL - MY STORY

Posted on August 24, 2011 at 7:30am 15 Comments

I have had Type 1 Diabetes for 20 years now. I went through a horrible time with misinformed medical professionals for a number of years until I ended up in the hospital with DKA, and insisted on a different specialist (Endo). He did a C-Peptide test and determined I was Type 1 and started me on an insulin regimen.



I had already found that if I ate lots and lots and didn't dose for the food, I lost weight. I battled with this (Diabulemia) for years. I love food. That's mostly why I… Continue

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At 5:13pm on December 31, 2011, Linda G said…

A New Year....already 2012!!!
I have made SO many friends here at tu., some I meet daily, some I meet frequently.
Some...occasionally. No matter, I have been supported and have felt loved.
I don't know how I managed before "coming home"...but here is where I belong :)
Tu.diabetes is my second family...here, I need not explain nor defend myself. Here,
I am free to be me ♥ Thank you for your friendship.
So....HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR Sweetgirl......
luv....linda ♥

At 10:29pm on August 24, 2011, Robyn said…
1993 for me too.....xo
At 6:52pm on August 24, 2011, Natalie ._c- said…
Just noticed your diagnosis date. Mine was August 1993. So we were both struggling with the beginning of a new life at the same time!
At 5:07pm on August 24, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 12:57pm on August 24, 2011, Kasi said…
You should join my group Positive Diabetes-
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/positive-diabetes
At 8:44am on August 24, 2011, nel said…
There is a group Diabetes Alert Dogs here ...I think to locate it is : top of page ; click on Groups and you can search ( I am not too computer savvy ; hope you can find it )
I read your denial story ... steps forward to connect with others with d !!!!
I know you both will be proud Canadians , when you receive your citizenships...I never forget the day I did in 1972 !
At 8:17am on August 24, 2011, Linda G said…
I delighted that you've asked to be a friend....THANK YOU ♥
Is that your shop in the pic??
At 7:46am on August 24, 2011, Linda G said…
This is a much older pic of Banting's home and practice in London....probably taken in the 30s, perhaps in the late 20s??
At 7:42am on August 24, 2011, Linda G said…
You're welcome Sweetgirl. My Torontonian years were from 1974 to 1979. I love Toronto for all that it offers, and it's a beautiful city (but nothing compares to Québec City in my mind)...anyhow...I married in '79, and when my hubby and I would visit my brother and his wife in Kichener/Waterloo we were struck by its quaint beauty (Kitcnener NOW has mushroomed), and were taken by the pods of smaller communties nearby, that boast of cafés and adorable little shops. So,we packed up...and off to Waterloo we moved. We now are in Kitchener. Toronto is but an hour or so away...so can access whichever play/ballet/activity etc or visit frequently. To be connected to a relative of Fred Banting would just feel so "right"....wonder if that relative has the same personality as Fred.
Fred Banting was also a budding artist, connected with the Group of Seven. The painting above is one of his. He was mentored by Jackson!!
Do pop in to the Canada Embassy page when you get the chance...more pics there.
luv....linda
At 8:35pm on August 23, 2011, nel said…
Oh , I lived in TO as well ...1963-1966 ...Bayview /Eglington area ...time to join the Canada Group ?? ...you got an alert dog through the Lions Service Club or ???
 
 
 

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