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When Diabetes Becomes Too Much to Handle

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The daily cares of diabetes can be tiring for any diabetes care taker. From constant monitoring for highs and lows, counting carbohydrates, and worrying about your loved one, diabetes can become too much to handle. At SDWR, we identify with those caring for their loved one with invisible illness. We have seen our service dogs act as miracles in the lives of those with and caring for Diabetes. Read to learn how service dogs for diabetes play a role when diabetes become too much to handle.

Dogs for People with Diabetes Add a Layer of Protection

Safety is most likely your first concern as a diabetes care taker. Highs and lows in blood sugar are detrimental to your loved one’s health. Even though you can constantly monitor for highs and lows, there is still a chance a high or low might slip through. Type 1 diabetes alert dogs are here for this very reason. They are trained to sense high and low blood sugars much longer before they occur, and alert for these changes in blood sugar. They are also capable of retrieving third party support and food and medication. With SDWR service dog training, our Diabetic Alert Dogs add the protection that those caring for diabetes seek.

Service Dogs for Diabetes Change Lives

There is more to the benefits that service dogs for people with diabetes provide. Yes, they offer protection, and with this protection comes a peace of mind. Knowing that there is another caring individual by your loved one’s side makes diabetes care that much easier. Not only do service dogs play a crucial role in the safety of your Diabetic loved one, they play a crucial role in giving you help within diabetes care.

Finding Independence for You and Your Loved One

You don’t want to live with diabetes care forever, and you want your Diabetic loved one to lead a normal life free from constant care and monitoring. When looking for options to find that independence, type 1 diabetes alert dogs are the best option. From their caring nature to their rigorous training, they are the perfect companion to keep your loved one safe and allow them to lead a fuller, more independent life.

Find a Service Dog for Diabetes Today

At SDWR, our mission is to provide service dogs for those with invisible illness, while offsetting the actual cost of a service dog. If you or a loved one are interested in a type 1 diabetes alert dog, please contact SDWR today.

 

Our Diabetic Alert Dogs: A Unique Breed of Their Own

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There is more to a service dog than meets the eye. Service dogs have undergone a lifetime of training to help accommodate their handlers into a safer, better life. Though they might seem like normal dogs to the regular person, there is much more to them. Read to learn what makes our service dogs for diabetes unique.

1. They are selected according to their capabilities.

At SDWR, we temperament test our puppies before they are selected into our service dog training program. We test to ensure their personality is compatible with family life. We also test to validate that our puppies’ scent-capabilities are sufficient enough to detect highs and lows in blood sugar. Puppies must be in prime physical health to be considered into the training program. Through our highly selective process, SDWR chooses only the best puppies to fill the role of a service dog.

2. Proprietary Diabetic Alert Dog training.

Our Diabetic Alert Dog training program is exclusive. Instead of executing all of our service dog training onsite, we place our dogs in your home. To begin this process, we select a dog according to how well he or she will fit the lifestyle of your family. From there, our trainers visit each of our client’s homes over a two-year period to train the service dog. Our trainers visit every ninety days for a 2-3 day period. The training lasts two years. In-home training provides a chance for not only the dogs to become fully efficient service dogs – families are also trained to listen for signals and give commands to their service dogs. With ongoing training, a family and their service dog have the chance to strengthen their communication and understanding.

3. Labrador Retrievers are the best breed for service dogs. 

Sensitivity, intelligence, are only a few characteristics that describe a Labrador Retriever. From their amicable and attentive personalities, they are the best dogs for people with diabetes. Our labrador retrievers continue to fulfill their roles as service dogs and companions. They prove their intelligence through our rigorous Diabetic Alert Dog training program and through the constant safety and care they provide for their families and handlers. From what we can conclude, Labrador Retrievers are the best breed for Diabetic Alert Dogs.

4. They understand diabetes as a whole.

In a world where others can not always understand the complications of an invisible illness, it is rare to find someone who does. From the day they are selected as service dogs, until the completion of their training program, our service dogs are taught to recognize the ins and outs of diabetes and provide diabetes care. When you can’t rely on other’s to care for your loved one, there is always a Diabetic Alert Dog who can provide trust and safety.

If you are interested in learning more about dogs for people with diabetes, please contact SDWR today.

 

Keeping Your Diabetes Assistance Dog Healthy & Happy

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Having a diabetes assistance dog is a blessing. They’re able to protect your loved ones, provide you peace and relieve the stresses of diabetes care. On top of all that, they’re your best friend and companion. Though dogs for people with diabetes will always give more than they can, it’s important to remember they also need love and care. Just as they provide you with so much, you must also provide them with a healthy, happy life. To care for your service dog read the following tips on ensuring they are happy, healthy, and as fulfilled as you are.

  1. Get moving. Exercise is important for you, your loved ones and your service dog. There’s no reason to leave anyone out in fun activities. When you make the effort to walk or run with your dog, you put them (and yourself!) in good spirits, while giving them the movement they need to keep their good health.
  2. Invest in quality dog food. We can’t say this enough. A dog’s diet makes all the difference in how they feel mentally and physically. The type of dog food you supply also extends the longevity of your dog.
  3. Schedule consistent grooming for your diabetes assistance dog. It may not seem like grooming can have such an effect on a dog, but it can! Just as you feel clean and refreshed after a shower or haircut, so does your dog. To keep grooming consistent for your dog, schedule it in your calendar as a reminder.
  4. Play games with your dog, even if it’s for a short while. Again, playing games with your dog can also provide the physical exercise they need, while stimulating their minds and keeping them sharp. Your Diabetic Alert Dog can recognize when you stay involved with him or her. Play time is a great way to provide stimulation and care for your dog.

Dogs for people with diabetes are more than just dogs. For some, they are a life-line and a crucial tool in keeping up with the nuances that diabetes care presents. With all that they give, it’s essential to keep their physical and mental health at it’s best. Follow these tips on a regular basis, and you’ll see the difference in a happier, healthier dog. To learn more about obtaining a Diabetic Alert Dog, contact SDWR today.

 

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