Archive for September 2013
Dogs are hyper sensitive and can be trained to detect a change in chemical levels and blood sugar levels in humans.
Canines 4 Hope can train a dog to detect subtle changes in a diabetic patient’s body chemistry that occur when the levels of glucose in the blood drop too low or rise too high which can lead to seizures, convulsions or diabetic coma. There are two types diabetes in which both types need to be monitored very closely. Type 1 is a disease in which the body no longer produces insulin, consequently it requires a different source of insulin which is shots in most cases, and some cases pumps. When diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes you have a life changing formation because everything from food, physical activity, growth spurts, hormones, weather, even emotions can affect your blood sugar levels. The second form is Type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes is a condition in which the body still produces some insulin, but is not as effective as it should be. Type 2 is a little easier to keep under control and can be managed with diet, exercise, possibly a pill, maybe every now and again a shot.
Usually a person who has diabetes can feel the warning signs of low blood sugar. These warning signs are sweating, dizziness, shaking, and possible nausea. Nevertheless, many individuals are unaware of these warning signs and are unable to feel that their blood sugar levels are dropping or could possibly be dangerously low. If one’s blood sugar levels were to get too low it can lead to you having seizures, brain damage, and fainting. These could all be very dangerous depending on where you are at and if you are alone or not. There are resources, such as a Diabetic Service Dog, that can help with these issues.
Diabetic Alert Service Dogs trained by Canines 4 Hope can help a person living with diabetes live the life they were meant to live. Canine 4 Hope can train a Diabetic Alert Service Dog to take care of you or your loved one’s special needs. With their superior scenting abilities, a Diabetic Service Dog can actually sense chemical changes taking place when blood sugar goes too high or low in a person with diabetes. Diabetic Alert Service Dogs can detect breath scent changes of high blood sugar, recognize the scent of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), alert the individual to take their medication, retrieve medication and glucose, and retrieve the phone or even be trained to dial 911. These loyal and loving dogs are usually paired with an individual for life.
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If you have Diabetes you may want to look into getting a Diabetic Alert Service Dog. Contact Canines 4 Hope: www.Canines4Hope.com or 772-631-4931.