Have you heard of dogs that can sense when blood sugars are dropping to an unsafe level? They are called Hypoglycemic Alert Dogs / Diabetic Alert Dogs (D.A.Ds) and are enhancing lives every day!
....a D.A.D is a living assistive device to help T1, T2 or Hypoglycemic persons suffering inability to feel blood
sugar dropping to dangerous levels that have caused unconsciousness. Relatively new to the world of service companions protected by the Federal government, they are here to help until there is a cure....
While most Diabetics feel symptoms of blood sugar approaching a dangerous level, some do not which is called Hypoglycemic Unawareness and some suffer crazy fast BS drops (Brittle). These people need help recognizing
the approach of severe low blood sugars to reclaim independence. CGMs are one option (that does not work for everyone), a properly trained Diabetic Alert Dog (D.A.D) is another option. Because of the Federal Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA), service dogs are able to accompany their Diabetic at all times to “alert” when blood sugar is moving in a direction that could cause serious harm.
though scientists are unsure how the dogs are able to sense blood sugar
changes in their human companions, trainers, diabetics, family and
friends have all witnessed dogs reacting to the scent changes created by glucose imbalances. These dogs are providing a great sense of relief to people with diabetes.
When a Diabetic's level of sugar (glucose) in their blood drops too low, the situation can quickly become a medical emergency. While not a medical emergency, when the level of sugar in a person's blood remains higher than normal, it damages organs. Both extremes are serious health threats and add psychological baggage every day.
Living like that is hard and isolating. Some Type 1 Diabetics, some Type 2 Diabetics and some Hypoglycemics;
do complicated mathematical equations before eating anything, going anywhere, before doing anything and yet
still suffer from unexpected low blood sugars!
Scent Angels Diabetic Alert Service Dogs are trained to identify and more importantly, give a specific,
physical alert, when noticing subtle blood sugar changes undetectable (because of Unawareness).
We want to help reclaim your independence and to once again live life to the fullest.
Please contact Scent Angels: For trainers you can trust,