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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.


SDWR Tips: Finding Balance in Diabetes Care

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Diabetes as an invisible illness is difficult to manage, both mentally and physically. As a diabetes caretaker, waking up throughout the night to check on your loved one leaves you feeling tired. Mentally, the stress, fear and constant care can leave you in low spirits. To counter the effects that diabetes care presents,  it is important to take time for yourself and learn to keep a balance between diabetes and enjoying life. Read the following tips on how you can find the right balance between living life while caring for diabetes.

Have Fun with Your Diabetic Loved One

There’s no reason you and your Diabetic loved one can’t have fun together. There are so many healthy options to engage in. Spending time not only alleviates the stress of diabetes care, it gives you and your loved one a chance to bond and enjoy life. Exercising together, walking and traveling are all great ways to have fun. Don’t let diabetes care consume your life, make time for activities for you and your Diabetic loved one.

Have Your Support System

It’s not the easiest accomplishment to handle diabetes care alone. It’s true that most of the general public does not understand the real nuances and complications of diabetes care. However, there’s an abundance of support available through diabetes non-profits, online communities and most likely a local community that supports diabetes. Keep in mind that there are thousands of diabetes care takers experiencing what you experience on a daily basis. Connect with them, share your story, and build your support system for diabetes care. The SDWR Diabetic Alert Dog forum is a great place to start meeting others that either live with or care for diabetes.

Be Sure to Take Care of Yourself Too

It’s easy to only focus on your loved one to ensure they stay safe and protected from what diabetes can do. Yes, diabetes regulation is your top priority. But remember, if you fail to care for yourself, being the best possible caretaker will prove to be more challenging. To prevent burn out, take the time to engage in what you enjoy, or recharge your batteries through travel, hobbies and more. As mentioned, this is very do-able when you involve your Diabetic loved one!

Service Dogs for Diabetics Provide Relief

As service dog providers, we’ve seen Diabetic Alert Dogs have a powerful impact on the lives of Diabetics and diabetes care takers. They are trained to alert before highs and lows occur, so you can have have a better peace of mind knowing your loved one is being watched and you are being alerted. Though service dogs for Diabetics are not an answer to diabetes, they are a tool to ease the care and fear that comes alongside caring for it.

If you are looking into investing in a service dog for Diabetics, contact SDWR today.


4 Reasons Why Labrador Retrievers Make The Great Companions

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As leading service dog providers, SDWR knows that the breed of any dog has a profound impact on their ability to fulfill their role as a service dog, as a protector, and a companion. That’s why we choose Labrador Retrievers as the top breed for our service dogs for diabetes. Labrador Retrievers are capable of completing our rigorous service dog training program, and in return providing so much to their owners not just as service dogs, but as companions as well. Read to learn why we believe Labrador Retrievers make the greatest companions for those with invisible illness.

1. Labrador Retrievers stay loyal.

If you or a loved one live with an invisible illness such as diabetes, it’s important to know that your service dog will always be there for you. You want to know that he or she is by your side, ready to alert in any instance. You want to be able to count on your service dog not just sometimes, but at all times. We have pride knowing that Labrador Retrievers are devoted dogs that will always be there for you, in good times and stressful times as well.

2. They are guardians by nature.

This is the most defining feature of why Labrador Retrievers are one of the best Diabetic Alert Dog breeds. Service dogs for diabetes are there to do just that: protect and guard. Guard from highs and lows, retrieve medications and food, as well as protect their handler from the emotional complications that come with diabetes. With knowing this, many SDWR clients learn why Labrador Retrievers are the best dogs for Diabetics.

3. Labrador retrievers are one of the most intelligent and intuitive dogs.

We’ve seen it firsthand, it takes a lot of effort and intelligence to fill the role of a service dog. When a person’s health is at stake, it takes an acute sense of intelligence and intuition to act immediately and protect. These are the characteristics we look when selecting our service dogs for service dog training and placements. The aptitude to sense danger in sharp highs and lows and to act upon it in every instance is a true gift, one that is apparent in Labrador Retrievers.

4. Most of all, they are the best dogs for Diabetics.

Yes, companionship is important when evaluating if a service dog is the right fit for you. There is always more to the equation. You want to know that your service dog will fill their role as diabetes protector. It is important to us as much it is to you that a service dog is capable of understanding diabetes and it’s complications. It’s important to us that we choose a Diabetic Alert Dog breed that proves to produce the best dog for Diabetics. Fortunately, we’ve been able to see that.

If you are a loved one are in need of a service dog for Diabetic children or adults, please contact us today.


Finding Inspiration Through Your Diabetes Service Dog

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You might be wondering, how does a service dog help with diabetes? There are so many answers to this question. From their physical support in protecting their Diabetic handlers from highs and lows to keeping them safe in retrieving medication juices, etc., it’s a given that service dogs for Diabetics will provide anyone with safety and protection. Besides the invaluable physical support they provide, service dogs also stand as an inspiration to their whole family. They have so much to give that it’s difficult to not let their actions and personalities inspire you.

A True Friend

As we mentioned, labrador retrievers are the friendliest and most caring dogs, perfect for kids with diabetes and families. There is never a moment your Diabetic Alert Dog will let you down. SDWR clients are more than happy to report that their service dog has become more than a service dong in their family, they almost always become a close companion through their loyalty and love for their owners. As we know, having a companion like a diabetes service dog can have a major positive effect on anyone’s life.

Your Support System

Finding compassion and understanding in the face of invisible illness can prove to be difficult. While others do not understand the physical and emotional complications of living with Diabetes, your Diabetic Alert Dog always does. At SDWR, our dogs are trained to understand invisible illness, so they are better able to support their loved ones. Finding a companion that understands your or your loved one’s disease and cares for it is truly something special. This is why clients turn to Service Dogs for Warren Retrievers to find a diabetes service dog for support.

Freeing You From the Difficulties of Diabetes

There are so many ways that diabetes can hold an individual from living to his or her full potential. Fortunately, there is also an answer to some of the challenges that Diabetics can and will face. Independence is almost a worry and a hope that comes across diabetes care takers, as wanting to give independence to their loved ones while still being protected from highs and lows can feel impossible. But as we know, service dogs for Diabetics can make it possible. The fear you face can be lessened through the protective and reliable nature of a diabetes service dog. Learn how Ashton comes one step closer to independence through his Diabetic Alert Dog Scooby,

“This dog has changed Ashton’s life (and ours too). Ashton’s blood sugar is under control for the first time ever. (He was always in the 200s before – when he bothered to check at all – and 300, 400, and even 500s were not unusual). His doctor was amazed to see his A1C in the “excellent” range, and signed off on his driver’s license. He now has a license for the first time – he is almost 20 years old.” Read more here.

Let SDWR Guide You Towards a Diabetes Dog

At SDWR, there is so much that we can offer a family living with the effects of diabetes. We are sure to match a service dog for you and your family’s lifestyle. From there, we come visit your home to train you and your service dog to detect, alert, fetch medication and more. Our Performance Guarantees also offers a peace of mind to clients knowing that SDWR stands behind both health and performance. If you want to know more about how a service dog can change your life, read our SDWR reviews and testimonials here.

If you are interested in service dog for Diabetics, contact us today.


Midnight Three & Six: What We Know About Diabetes

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At Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, we’ve been moved by the recent Sundance film ‘Midnight Three & Six,’ which highlights the many layers of care and fear that come with Diabetes. The film turns its focus to teenager Grace Chamberlain, a juvenile Diabetic. From Grace, we learn about the daily life life of a Diabetic. From her family, we learn about the complications, fears and intense care that come with being Type 1 Diabetes care taker. Through sharing the insights of a family living through invisible illness, ‘Midnight Three & Six’ raises diabetes awareness. Find the New York Times video here.

What We’ve Learned About Diabetes

As an invisible illness, Diabetes comes with layers and layers of care, fear, and ultimately, hope. As seen in the beginning and end of the film, diabetes requires constant care. Others may not see the medications and monitoring that goes along with keeping a Diabetic’s blood sugar stable. The dangers present through diabetes are also fatal. Grace explains the possible dangers that could occur if her blood sugar is not cared for:

“If my blood sugar goes below 20, then I’ll go into a seizure or a Diabetic coma, and if I’m not rushed to the hospital, then I would just die and I am very comforted that I have Jackie, because she catches things like that a lot.”

Aside from physical harm from diabetes, ‘Midnight Three & Six’ quietly demonstrates the constant fears that linger for a parent of a Diabetic or a diabetes care taker. While Grace’s mother providers great care for her through constant monitoring, there is always a sense of what could go wrong. In the case that she does not wake up to check Grace’s blood sugar levels in the middle of the night, Grace could lose her life.

Independence from diabetes care is another issue. Every parent, just like Grace’s mother, wants to see their child thrive,

“What if she wants to go to college, what if she wants to move out someday?…We decided to invest in Jackie [Grace’s Diabetic Alert Dog] for added insurance, or assurance. We wanted to put as many layers of protection as possible between what could happen with Grace and what will happen with Grace.”

As service dog providers, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers has seen the same issue appear in the Diabetic community. Caretakers often wonder when or how their loved one will find the independence to grow into adults, free from the ties of another’s constant care. The emotional toll that Diabetes presents is shown throughout the film. We find that there are small worries and large, all of which take a toll on Grace’s family.

Why Keep a Diabetes Alert Dog at Your Side?

Though the film is short in length, it speak volumes about the importance of having a Diabetic Alert Dog for anyone affected by this invisible illness. There are multiple instances where the film showcases the positive effects of having Jackie, the family’s Diabetic Alert Dog, at their side. In a moment of reflection, Grace tells the filmmaker,

“When I got Jackie a lot of things changed for me..I don’t remember feeling this happy before.”

There is more than emotional support that a Diabetic Alert Dog provides the family. Through Jackie, Grace’s worried mother can find a sliver of a peace of mind knowing Jackie is by Grace’s her side.

She mentions that getting Jackie adds a ‘layer of protection’ from what could happen and what will happen with Grace. For the whole family, a Diabetic Alert Dog is the one thing that provides a sense of security, and provides an option for safety.

At Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, it’s our mission to keep spreading diabetes awareness through the Sundance film ‘Midnight Three & Six.’ If you have any questions about the film, or are interested in finding a service dog for diabetes, please contact us today.

The Diabetic Alert Dog The Diabetic Alert Dog Forum: An Online Community

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In our Diabetic community, there are individuals wanting to share their voices through invisible illness. Wanting to connect Diabetics and their families regardless of location, we have created an online forum. Through creating a Diabetic Alert Dog forum, our goal was to create a safe space and community to discuss experiences, inputs and ask questions about anything diabetes related. As we know, creating a strong community in the face of invisible illness creates a sense of belonging and understanding. If you’re a Diabetic or diabetes care taker, read to learn why you should sign up for our online forum today.

Connecting You to People All Around the World

In your day-to-day life, not everyone you meet understands the complications, struggles and lifestyle that diabetes presents. A lack of understanding in your own community can leave you or your loved one feeling isolated and lacking a connection with those that understand your invisible disease. You may not even consider that there are millions of families and individuals just like you going through the same daily routine and procedures with diabetes. In our Diabetic Alert Dog forums, our aim is to allow individuals from all around the world to discuss every aspect of diabetes and diabetes dogs. We know that having an outlet to discuss your experiences with diabetes is healthy. Through our forum, you can connect with others around the world who will understand the life of a Diabetic or a diabetes care taker.

Discuss Anything and Everything Diabetes

The forum is open to any and every type of discussion. You have the option to create any discussion topic and ask any question. Your input is also valued – Diabetics and diabetes care takers come to our forum to provide their input on discussions, answer your questions and share their stories. From recipes for Diabetics to fundraising for a service dog, there is nothing you can’t discuss. Again, forum is a safe space for our diabetes community.

Find Insider Experiences

Are you considering investing in a Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Diabetic Alert Dog? We can bet you have dozens of in-depth questions about diabetes dogs. Through our forum, you can ask and find real answers to questions you might have, and learn about others’ experiences with a diabetes dog.

Tell Your Story

Everyone has a different story about how diabetes entered their or their loved one’s life. Through our forum, you have the chance to share your journey through diabetes, as well as learn about other’s backgrounds. Reading other’s stories help to connect you to others, and realize there are others out there who also have their own unique story to tell.

Join the Community

It’s easy to get started with SDWR’s online forum. Simply sign up here. If you are an existing client, you can join our private forum specifically for those who own a Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Diabetic Alert Dog. Want to know more? 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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