Dogs for Diabetics is an innovative non-profit organization that provides quality medical alert assistance dogs to youth and adults who are insulin-dependent type 1 diabetics through a program of training, placement, and follow-up services.

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Comment by Michael Hutch on January 14, 2010 at 4:25am
Hi teena,
did you see the youtube world diabetes day 2009 youtube video ? see below
Comment by Teena on December 19, 2009 at 10:41pm
Ive always been fascinated and amazed with the abilities of "man's best friend". The amazing deeds they are able to do...from determining bombs, to epileptical seizures, to guides to the sight impaired, to detecting cancers etc... and now detecting lows for diabetics. They are simply astonishing! Any help...coming from anyone is a welcome thing. sorry to hear about Gwennan. It is always a pain to lose a part of our family. Ive always beleived that my Westie terrier (though untrained) does the same for me. She whimpers and barks at me when she percieve Im getting and a low...and she has for more than several times. Coincidence? Im not sure... of luck! I pray you will. And when you do so? Would you mind telling us of your experiences? Would love to know! Thank you =)
Indeed their senses are far much keener than ours and there's so much to learn and discover from them.
Comment by Terry on December 19, 2009 at 11:17am
Hi Teena,

I am in the process of applying for a dog through Dogs4Diabetics. I hope to get a dog sometime in 2010 and intend to keep this community posted on the whole experience.
Comment by Amy on December 19, 2009 at 10:49am
What a great video Teena. Thanks for the post. My first Corgi Gwennan had the ability to detect my lows and many times over her life she alerted me. The night before I had to put her to sleep as sick as she was she alerted me to a low in the middle of the night. I really miss my girl Gwennan. I am beginning to think that Awstin may be picking up some signals. 2 times now he has stuck to me like glue and licked me a lot when I was going low, but he has not consistently picked them up like Gwennan. Time will tell. I do believe that some dogs have the ability to detect lows without training. Their senses are so much keener than ours.What a wonderful program this man has started!



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