An Amazing Life Saver May 12, 2012
Forget about the fact that you don’t have diabetes. Forget about the fact that no one close to you suffers from diabetes. Chances are though, that somebody close to you does have this disease.
Until recently, I didn’t understand the challenges that many parents have, when they have children with serious diabetic issues. I know one mother in particular, who could barely sleep at night worrying that her son might go into a diabetic coma.
Then, they learned about the miraculous dogs, that are trained to be life-savers. These amazing, lovable companions, are trained to identify and more importantly, act upon the subtle scent changes that hypoglycemia creates in body chemistry. These dogs can detect these changes and alert the child and, or parent, that insulin levels are low. If low insulin levels are not treated, then a person can go into seizures or even a coma. It’s that important.
While a father and his son, Carter, (one of the diabetic children) with his companion dog Howard, were speaking to the group last night, Carter had a drop in insulin, which the dog alerted him to. Right then and there, Carter checked his insulin level, found it was low, and rewarded Howard the dog, with several treats and lots of love.
At night, Eva, his mother can now sleep, knowing that Howard will be by her son’s side and alert her of any drops and insulin levels. Can you imagine being afraid to sleep, knowing that your son could end up in the hospital? It’s unimaginable to me. If you’d like to learn more about this amazing program please visit www.dogs4diabetics.com.
While we are gone too much to be able to train a puppy, we are going to investigate the puppy sitting program, which allows trainers to go on vacation or out of town for a day or two.
I thank God each day for my healthy son and daughter! There by the grace of God, go I.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!