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Diagnosis from a Dog


If you’ve ever met someone with an invisible disability one of the first questions you might ask them is “How did you get it?” and then you would want to know “How did you know you had it?”

Today’s story is going to focus on Diabetes, which like many invisible disabilities does not have a true cause. Though the stories of discovering how someone had it are as different as fingerprints. From severe illness to early testing, diagnosis is not something anyone wants to have happen to someone they know. Early diagnosis though can prevent the diabetic from going into Diabetic Ketoacidosis and can potentially save their life.


The chocolate alarm has proven herself to be quite the little life saver.

I have a friend who comes over frequently and Hope has alerted to her on multiple times.

We have checked her blood sugar and she has been high & low on several occasions.

I gave her a meter and asked her to do a few days of recording and advised her to see her doctor as soon as she could.

Thanks to Hope, my friend is now under close management with her Physician.

Unfortunately, she has been diagnosed with Diabetes.


Hope is a Diabetic Alert Dog from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers.

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One Comment

  • Patti Kasper

    Thanks to Tzaylie’s alerting every time we saw him, a senior who works as a greeter at a local home improvement store went to his doctor and is now making lifestyle changes to ensure the does not have to start medications for diabetes, or at least delay starting them.

    January 25, 2013 - at 12:22 pm