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Learn about the benefits—and pitfalls— of diabetic alert dogs. If you have type 1 diabetes and are hypoglycemic unawareness, an alert dog can help keep you safe.

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One of my dogs(RIP baby girl) woke me up a few times when my bs was low, although she wasn't trained. I think these dogs are an amazing idea. Unconditional love with the benefit of alerting bs lows!

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Diabetic Service Dogs - they can smell a diabetic’s blood sugar dropping or spiking out of range early, so that they can provide their owner with an alert in advance of a crisis. “Alert” their owner to the onset of a change in their body’s chemistry and to keep alerting them until the condition is corrected or until they receive the help they need. Most can: Pick up and carry objects such as juice bottles. Retrieve cordless phones.Test breath for low blood sugar.

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Diabetic Alert Dogs of America train high quality Diabetic Service Dogs for children and adults living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

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5 Adorable Pit Bulls Who Are Changing Minds

Bandit is a Diabetic Alert Dog who alerts his human when her blood sugar is getting high or low. | 5 Adorable Pit Bulls Who Are Changing Minds

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