Peace of Mind


Be independent with a service dog that can detect low blood sugar levels.




Our diabetic alert dogs can help you stop worrying about unexpected blood sugar drops and find the freedom to leave home with confidence.



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Imagine how relieved you’d feel with a partner that can alert you to low blood sugar.

Diabetes alert dogs can smell the chemical changes in someone’s body when their blood sugar levels start dropping. They are specifically trained to recognize and alert their person to those chemical changes.

By nudging, or gently pressing their nose into the person’s leg or arm, your diabetic alert dog will let you know when your blood sugar levels are changing. This lets you check your blood sugars, take necessary measures to stabilize, and go on with your day without an emergency.

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Feel independent and secure with a diabetic alert dog by your side.




A diabetic alert dog can help you prevent life-threatening emergencies while going about your daily activities.

They will:

 

USE THEIR SENSE OF SMELL TO DETECT BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS.
A dog’s sense of smell is up to 100,000 times greater than a human’s. This allows them to assist their person with their diabetes management.
GIVE YOU A PERSISTENT NUDGE (ALERT) UNTIL YOU CHECK YOUR BLOOD SUGAR.
Your dog will be gentle, yet persistent, about alerting you to changing blood sugar levels. They can even retrieve your testing kit for you if you need
RETRIEVE JUICE OR HEALTHY SNACKS TO HELP YOU FEEL BETTER AGAIN.
If you are in need of a snack, candy, or juice, the diabetic alert dog will retrieve what you need to safely get your blood sugar back to an acceptable range.


We can help you ease your worries about a blood sugar drop.


When someone with diabetes repeatedly experiences low blood sugar, their body becomes less able to recognize it. This condition, called hypoglycemia unawareness, can cause unpredictable fainting, seizures, and even comas.

The fear of a blood sugar drop (or being unable to anticipate or recognize one) shouldn’t keep you from leaving home or living alone.

Adding a diabetic alert dog to your current routine can lessen the frequency of undetected lows and provide additional independence.

An assistance dog offers individuals greater freedom to improve their quality of life. They are an additional tool that can sense when blood sugar begins to decrease and alert their person to take action prior to the blood sugar reaching a dangerous level. Preempting a dangerous low can prevent serious injuries from falls and other related complications.


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We train our diabetic alert dogs to help you with all sorts of everyday tasks, including:

Detecting low blood sugar levels by scent
Gently nudging you until you check your levels or have a snack
Retrieving juice and healthy snacks to safely get your levels back up
Bringing the phone or your testing kit to you
Pushing a medical alert button in case of an emergency
And more

 

Please be aware that there are requirements for this type of service dog.

You must live within a 50-mile radius of Indianapolis — and be at least 18 years old — to be eligible to apply for a diabetic alert dog. We will not place a diabetic alert dog in a home that already has a dog (or dogs) residing in it.

Unawareness of low/high blood sugars is critical to the success of a diabetic alert dog.

Enjoy independence

and a better quality of life

with a diabetic alert dog.


 
 
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