In most cases, people invest in an alert dog for diabetics to ease the burden of diabetes. However, most of those who invest in a Diabetic assistance dog realize there is more than meets the eye. Our Labrador Retrievers are intelligent, responsible and loyal. Day after day, families are amazed at the love, support and safety they provide. From a Diabetic Alert Dog, there is so much we can learn about being a friend, a companion, and most of all a miracle worker. Here are a few things we’ve learned from our service dogs over the years.
1. It pays to be there for someone you love.
Dogs for diabetes know first hand what’s it’s like to constantly be there and care for another. Through their disciplined and trustworthy behavior, assistance dogs are always appreciated and loved unconditionally by their family or caretaker.
2. A lifelong friend will always care for you.
There is never a time an alert dog for diabetics will not stay alert to protect his or her handler. Diabetic assistance dogs will always fulfill their duties. As service dogs providers, we’ve seen owners return just as much love and care for their service dogs.
3. A service dog will become a best friend.
You might not expect to make a great friend through a service dog. Because our service dogs have a sense of providing care, love and affection, there is no denying that you won’t end up loving your service dog just as much as he or she loves you. You’ll be surprised to find that he or she will become a best friend of yours, in just a matter of days!
4. Diabetes doesn’t have to be a burden.
Because diabetes is an invisible disease, with no known cure, it may feel hopeless living with it on a day to day basis. The constant diabetes care and endless worries make living life a little harder. But with a dog for diabetes, the burden can be eased. With another individual who understands invisible illness and help keep you worry-free through highs and lows, you can believe that a service dog can create a higher quality of life for those with diabetes.
5. Miracles are possible.
As service dog providers, we’ve had many come to us with worries, fears, and expectations. And we’ve seen our Diabetic assistance dogs triumph all of these. When it feels like there’s no answer, investing in a alert dog for Diabetics proves to be a miracle. Learn what diabetes care taker Heather has to say about her diabetes service dog for her kids:
“I could write a book about all this. All this, despite the fact that dog training has not come easy for us, and we have had to learn a lot… I’m sure you have heard this many, many times. I just wanted you to know what a miracle it is in yet another family’s lives. Thanks, Heather.” Read more about Heather’s story here.
Independence and more freedom from diabetes care is possible with one of our dogs for diabetes. Our Labrador Retrievers give more than you will believe. A friend, a caretaker, and an answer to your hopes and problems is what they can prove to offer.
If you or a loved one are considering a Diabetic assistance dog for kids or adults, please contact SDWR today.