Is Diabetes Getting in the Way of Living Life?

Is Diabetes Getting in the Way of Living Life?

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For those affected by diabetes, you know there are daily struggles that you can’t get around. At Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, we identify with thousands of Diabetics and families living with this invisible illness. We know it can be hard. We know there are days that are more difficult than most. We know diabetes is capable of impeding on the daily joys of life. We also want to let you know that it’s possible to still lead a normal and healthy life despite the burden of diabetes. Read to learn how you can live a flourishing life through invisible illness.

Find a Support System

Living with diabetes shouldn’t be an individual effort. Having a strong support system makes life easier, and lessens the mental stresses of this invisible illness. You can always find support through your family members, your friends or you local community. Sometimes, that may not be enough. In that case, online communities and forums act as an outlet to let you share your stories, tips and thoughts about living with diabetes or diabetes care. Online communities are great in connecting Diabetics and their families to similar people all around the world. With a strong support system, living with diabetes is easier. Knowing there are individuals that support your mission to lead a healthy life is priceless. Having an online community lets you know there are others out there, just like you. Finding your support system, whether online or through your community, is crucial in keeping diabetes from getting the best of you.

Take Action Through a Diabetic Alert Dog

The cycle of diabetes doesn’t end. Good news, neither do your options for finding support for a healthy life. In addition to family, friends and an online community, investing in a Diabetic Alert Dog is one of the best actions you can take in keeping healthy and happy. Whether you are a Diabetic or diabetes care taker, a service dog is a miracle. Service dogs for people with diabetes provide endless support: they understand diabetes as an invisible illness. Through their service dog training, our diabetes dogs are capable of:

*Giving you peace through early alerts for sharp highs and lows
*Accessing third party support
*Retrieving pertinent food and diabetes medication
*Dialing 911

As if these benefits weren’t enough, service dogs for people with diabetes bring an insurmountable level of joy, happiness and hope for all affected by diabetes. As service dog providers, SDWR has seen Diabetic Alert Dogs change the lives of thousands affected by this disease. Pushing through the struggles of diabetes is do-able. Take action on a simpler life through a Diabetic Alert Dog.

Putting it All Together

It might be hard to believe that you are capable of carrying on a life with fewer struggles in diabetes. As aleading service dog providers and a non-profit, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers wants you to know there is hope, and it’s not far. Reach out today to your community, whether local or online and start building a life around those who support you. If you haven’t already started, begin to consider investing in a Diabetic Alert Dog to carry you through stressful times, and to alert for the highs and lows that put your or your loved one’s life in jeopardy. With these steps, SDWR guarantees you can regain your life, despite diabetes.

If you or a loved one are considering a service dog for people with diabetes, please contact SDWR today.

 

SDWR and Sundance

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SDWR is proud to a part of such an amazing film. In this years, Sundance Film Festival, features the documentary Midnight Three & Six which shows a mother’s efforts to manage her daughter’s daily struggle with a life-threatening condition: Type I diabetes. You will find that one of our diabetic alert dogs play an important role in helping this family cope with diabetes. We firmly believe that until there is a cure…there is a dog.

Comforting Advice for Living with Type 1 Diabetes

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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.

 

Investing in a Service Dog: 5 Reasons to Start Today

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Service dogs can be a miracle for families. There is so much they provide that it’s hard to consider not introducing one to your household. There are many families out there that dream of owning a service dog for their loved ones, and many wait to take the necessary steps to make it happen. As service dog providers, we know that there are more reasons not to wait on getting a service dog than there are in extensively waiting to make your decision. If you’re considering investing in a service dog, read to learn why you should get started today!

1. It takes time to get the process started.

Receiving a service dog doesn’t happen right then and there. There’s a lot that goes into the process, from beginning to end. In the course of obtaining a service dog, you will go through an initial screening. In most cases, families spend time fundraising for service dogs, in addition of the cost of a Diabetic Alert Dog offset by our non-profit.

Yes, having a service dog in your home does take a while. SDWR believes in quality training and  placement as well as making sure you end up with a service dog that fits perfectly in your household. For this reason, it’s a good idea to think ahead and get started early in the process.

2. Financing through fundraising.

There are always ways to afford the cost of a Diabetic Alert Dog. Though fundraising for service dogs is very effective, it still takes time and effort. Planning for community events, functions and executing any fundraising strategy will take time. Though it takes a while, you should not overlook the time it takes to match the cost that we offset. It’s not necessary to have all of your finances ready up front, but it still does help ease the transition in obtaining a service dog for you or your loved one.

3. Training won’t be short.

Providing a fully functional, top-notch service dog is our primary goal. We want to ensure your dog fulfills his or her job in keeping their handler safe, protected and loved. To achieve our goal, we’ve developed a proprietary training program to ensure our dogs are competent in their duties. This starts with a highly selective process in choosing our service dogs. Only pups with the highest scent and physical capabilities are selected to be trained as service dogs. From then on, they are placed with a family according to their temperament and personality traits.

The real training begins in your home, where one of our professional dog trainers visits every every 90 days for training sessions. Training continues over a two-year period. Yes, it does take a long time to complete our rigorous standards for training. Service dog raining applies not only to our dogs, but to families as well. There are signals and other communication aspects that a family must get familiar wit to fully communicate with and understand their dog.

4. The dangers of invisible illness won’t go away.

If you or a loved one are affected by an invisible illness, you know that it’s hard to find safety in every moment. There will be times when you wonder what dangers will approach you or your loved ones next. A sharp high or low presents its own kind of dangers. Letting the instability of your invisible illness be presented to you on a daily basis increases your risk of harm, and this harm is never-ending. Through a service dog, you can put an end to your worries and overcome the dangers of living with diabetes. Our Diabetic Alert Dogs are the perfect tool in making safety a priority.

5. You’re waiting on living a fuller life.

In the face of invisible illness, it’s hard to find that balance between living a happy life and and taking care of daily struggles. Through your service dog, this balance is more than possible. You can alleviate any of the worries and isolation that come from living with diabetes. Our Diabetic Alert Dogs make great companions and provide unconditional love and relief despite any health complications. Through a service dog you and your loved one can find peace, independence and safety. With all that our Diabetic Alert Dogs have to offer, there’s no reason to wait on enjoying an enhanced quality of life.

If you or a loved one are in need of a service dog, contact us today.

 

Diabetic Alert Dogs – Another Success Story

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There are defining moments that make us realize why we do what we do. Because we pour our energy and dedication into bringing our clients a peace of mind and an enhanced quality of life, SDWR appreciates receiving emails letting us know that our hard work has paid off. We train our Diabetic guide dogs to bring you, your family and your loved ones moments like these:

Good Morning Dan!

Wanted to take a quick second to share with you my big “WOW’ at 3 am this morning.

I felt wet licks at my feet and then my hands. My first thought is that our English Bulldog Nala had made her way into our room. Bentley sleeps in Skye’s room and has NEVER left her room to come get me. He ALWAYS wakes her up himself. When I opened my eyes and focused, Bentley was next to my bed staring at me. I greeted him with a “hey buddy”! His reply was simply a big paw on the side of my bed. Now I am not even sure I can put into words the emotions that I began to feel at this very moment. I got up and said okay lets go check Skye. After checking we treated him with a good high (yes he got extra!!) Skye’s bg 360!!!!

I cant even explain to you the amazing feeling knowing that our boy was adamant about making sure Skye corrected when she would not wake up for him. I’ve waited for this moment since the day I called and said sign us up! I thought it only be fitting that I share with you this amazing moment.

We have had many wow moments with Bentley. He is constantly maturing and learns new things very quickly. I am so proud of Bentley and Skye for working hard together and for reaching this point in training.

We have a perfect DAD! I mean it. He’s a perfect match for Skye. Yes he’s still a puppy and loves to drag toys into the yard, he loves to play tug of war with Nala, he’s had to learn his boundaries and sometimes he’s even stubborn. He’s beautiful! He has a perfect coat, perfect weight and is going to eat us out of our house and home lol Can you tell how much we love him?

We knew going into this decision that it would take a lot of dedication and hard work. We also knew that it would pay off and I am so happy to say that writing you this little note this morning, it has definitely paid off! What’s even greater is that we still have so much more to look forward to and so much more that Bentley will be able to for Skye!

Often, those with diabetes and their loved ones find themselves living a life less full due to the physical and emotional effects of diabetes. SDWR helps counter this through providing assistance and personalized training for diabetes dog. As seen above, there are many moments where families across the globe have found happiness through a juvenile diabetes dog.
If you or a loved one are in need of a Diabetic guide dog, contact SDWR today. We are more than willing to bring you your own diabetes dog success story.

Add to Your Support System with a Service Dog

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Finding the support your need in the face of diabetes can be difficult. Yes, your family and friends may understand the complications, demands and other responsibilities that come with diabetes care. But even with your closest companions, the burden of diabetes and still clouds you from living a fulfilling and free life. As service dog providers, we’ve seen service dogs become miracles in the lives of those suffering from an invisible illness, and their families.

Therapy dogs understand diabetes.

Because our dogs are trained to sense, alert, and care for those with diabetes, they are well-versed in the layers that come with this invisible illness. Diabetes assistance dogs are capable of understanding highs and lows, a drop in energy levels, diabetes medication, and much more. They also understand that their owner, affected by diabetes, needs more care than the average person. This understanding fosters a true relationship between a service dog and his or her owner. Because of their highly intuitive and social personalities, our Labrador Retrievers are capable of caring for and understanding diabetes as a disease, with compassion and discipline.

With a Diabetic Alert Dog, you too can add to your support system of those who understand what you, your family, and your loved ones go through on a day to day basis, in the midst of caring for diabetes.

Offsetting the emotional conflicts that come with diabetes.

Isolation is a common theme in invisible illness. If you are affected by diabetes in any way, you know it takes a toll on the victim’s social life and emotional health. The presence of a therapy dog makes up for that. Not only is the Diabetic Alert Dog’s owner cared and protected from hitting highs and lows, he or she is protected from letting the emotional effects of  an invisible disease get to him or her. A service dog will always be there to comfort, console, and lift their handler into high spirits. In most cases, a service dog is the most rewarding friend a person with an invisible illness will ever have. If you’re not convinced of the amazing love they provide, read to learn how this mom’s service dog Draco made a difference in her life:

“Well sorry this ran long but I just had so much on my heart this morning and I needed to share how amazing Draco is doing! Thanks Dan for all you and your wonderful staff do for us.” Read more here.

Finding a reliable support system for diabetes care proves to be a challenge. With a therapy dog for diabetes, you will be able to easily find and keep that support for years to come. In the case that you or a loved one are in need or a service dog, please contact SDWR, the leading service dog provider in North America.

 

What We Can Learn from a Diabetic Alert Dog

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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.

 

Truly Caring for Your Diabetic Alert Dog

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Though your service dog provides you with safety and security, he or she is still a dog with needs, just like any other dog. A service dog is required to be cared for on a continuous basis. Because we know that Diabetic Alert Dogs are capable of taking care of you, we want to ensure you, too, understand how to truly take care of your service dog.

Keep your service dog groomed and presentable.

Grooming your service dog leaves him or her feeling clean and happy. The public also responds well to a dog looking clean and presentable, as opposed to a dog looking neglected. Make the effort to give your dog regular baths and provide grooming. You will love seeing your service dog looking and feeling clean.

Be attentive to his or her needs.

There might be times where your service dog needs more rest, more food, or more play. Because diabetes service dogs are extremely proficient in their communication skills, you will be able to notice when he or she is feeling out of balance. Play close attention when your service dog might be asking for something.

Schedule play and fun on a regular basis.

Physical activity is a must to keep your diabetes service dog happy and healthy. Your service dog looks forward to walking, playing games, and spending time outdoors on a regular basis. Without frequent play and fun, it’s easy for dogs to feel down and gain weight. This might be the most important factor in truly caring for your service dog.

Feed your dog quality, nutritious food.

Quality food is the best investment you can make for your Diabetic Alert Dog. A diet supplied with the best dog food keeps your dog at a healthy weight, keeps them happy, and increases longevity. In addition, keeping your service dog hydrated keeps them feeling energetic and healthy. Be sure to change your dog’s water frequently for freshness. Skipping meals and feeding times is also something to watch out for. In the midst of your busy day, it’s easy to let feeding your dog slip. Schedule a routine where you can easily remember to feed your dog and change his or her water.

Just like humans, dogs need a healthy amount of social interaction.

Just as much as you love being around your family and friends, so does your service dog. Labrador Retrievers are extremely friendly and intelligent, making them the best dogs for diabetic children. If for whatever reason you or your family have been spending less time with your service dog, make up that time through fun, play, and rest.

Taking care of your diabetes service dog, or any dog for that matter, requires effort and your love. At SDWR, we know that taking care of your service dog pays dividends in the long run, for you and your family. If you have any questions, comments, or inquiries about investing in a Diabetic Alert Dog, contact SDWR today.

 

Introducing Other Household Pets to Your Service Dog

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You’ve made the decision to invest in the benefits of a service dog for you and a loved one. Introducing a service dog to your home is generally a smooth and effortless process, considering Labrador Retrievers are one of the best Diabetic Alert Dog breeds. Though you, your family, and your service dog get along, other pets in the household may have a hard time adjusting to a new addition to your home. Learn how you can successfully introduce your household pets to your service dog.

Ease the Introduction

The early stages of service dog training and adoption involve your service dog being in your home at all times. At first, your current household pets may feel threatened by another member in your house. For this reason, small and short introductions are the best for transitioning your service dog. Allow only a few minutes of interaction everyday, until your pets and your service dog become more comfortable and familiar with one another.

Don’t Let Your Pets and Your Service Dog Reside In the Same Room

Though our Labrador Retrievers are the best Diabetic Alert Dog breeds in terms of friendliness and loyalty, other pets may still feel uncomfortable. Keeping pets in separate areas of the home can avoid initial intimidation. Until you see your pets warming up to your service dog, keep them apart to avoid potential conflict.

Let Time Take It’s Course

Even though Labrador Retrievers are the friendliest breeds of service dogs, it’s still not possible to force a great relationship between your service dog and new pets. As time goes on, pets become more comfortable with the gentle and warming nature of your service dog.

If you are looking to invest in one of the best Diabetic Alert Dog breeds, with excellent service dog training, contact SDWR today.

 

Diabetic Alert Dogs: Helping You Through Your Highs and Lows

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There is never a stable day in the life of a diabetic. Along with the challenges of everyday life, diabetes adds frustration, fear, and lack support in the lives of those affected by the disease. In these cases, Diabetes Alert Dogs prove to be a miracle in the day to day lives of Diabetics and their families. There are countless ways a Diabetic assistance dog can help you through the highs and lows in your life. Some benefits are apparent, and some not too apparent. If you’re wondering ‘how does a service dog help with diabetes,’ read on to find answers.

Fighting the Fear of Diabetes

If you are a diabetes care taker, sharp highs and lows in your child or loved one are always at the back of your mind. If you suffer directly from diabetes, the simple aspects of life such as leaving home, social settings, and other situations may leave you feeling afraid.

With a Diabetic assistance dog, you know you or your loved one can stay safe and secure through alerts for high and low blood sugar levels. Not only that, our Diabetes dogs are trained to retrieve third party support, retrieve medication and food, as well as dial for help on a special device. You can always count on your Diabetic Alert Dog to alert and care for you through your your fear of highs and lows.

Mental Support Through Tough Times

Not everyone in the general public understands that diabetes is an invisible illness. The disease can leave you feeling isolated, discouraged, and at loss for companionship. Luckily, your service dog can fill the gaps that prevent you from a fulfilling life. With the unconditional love and support a Diabetic Alert Dog gives your family, there is no question a service dog provides more than just physical support. Having a companion to understand an invisible illness is a blessing.

If you’re still wondering how does a service dog help with diabetes, take a look at SDWR’s scientic study proving the phyiscal and mental benefits of owning a Diabetic Assistance Dog: http://bit.ly/DiabetesResearchSDWR.

Don’t wait for a positive change in your life. If you want to know how to get a Diabetic Alert Dog, contact SDWR today.

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