Living with Type 1 Diabetes is undoubtedly a challenge that individuals and their loved ones face. From constant care, fear and prevention to sharp highs and lows, life can seem difficult and heavy. At Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, we want you to know that fear and constant care are not the only option. As service dog providers, it’s our job to let you know there’s help, support and community out there for other families and individuals just like you. Read to find comforting advice for living with Type 1 Diabetes.
You Are Never Alone
Yes, Type 1 Diabetes might be an invisible illness, but it’s that doesn’t mean it can’t affect the lives of individuals on a large scale. There are thousands of families across North America living with the effects of diabetes. Though diabetes might cause you, your family or your loved ones to feel isolated, remember there are others just like you. At SDWR, we’ve created a community where those with invisible illness have a space to connect with one another through fighting against diabetes. Other non-profits such as JDRF and the American Diabetes Association create a community for support, awareness and an ongoing fight against diabetes. With unwavering support in our community and others that identify with the same struggles, you are never alone.
There Are Miracles
As service dog providers, we know through experience that lives can be changed through a diabetes service dog. Often times, individuals come to us with the hope that there might be an answer to the worry, stress, panic and fear that comes along with living with diabetes on a daily basis. Our dogs for diabetic children and adults have proven to be miracles in this sense. Our service dogs have brought families peace, safety and security in their lives. The independence that both the diabetes care taker and the Diabetic find is priceless. Through years of service as the leading service dog providers, we are sure you can believe that SDWR’s Diabetic Alert Dogs are nothing less than miracles. Read this family’s story of how their diabetes service dog Skittles helped in alerting:
“Earlier today Em & her Meme checked and she was 127.
“They drove about 10 min home and Skittles met them at the door nudging Meme’s leg repeatedly, over & over.
He continued to follow them around nudging her leg until it dawned on my mother to ask Skittles if Em needed to check, when, then he pawed her.
So, bg of 55! Great low Bubba!!”
Finding Help with Diabetes Care is a Possibility
In the real world, there are not too many people who understand the complications, health risks, issues and other factors that go into caring for diabetes. Without support, diabetes care takers often find themselves feeling exhausted, burned out and miss out on living a full life free from fear and constant care.
Our service dogs are not just service dogs. They are raised to understand diabetes as a disease inside and out. From the time they are born, SDWR’s Diabetic Alert Dogs are trained to recognize blood sugar fluctuations and changes in their owners. Unlike the general public, diabetes service dogs understand invisible illness, and make it their job to provide safety and care. If you find that diabetes care leaves you feeling worn, tired and in fear, it might be time to consider looking into a service dog.
SDWR provides dogs for diabetes children and adults. If you or a loved one are in need of a diabetic dog, contact SDWR today.