At SDWR we understand that when you or someone you love has diabetes, worry is a constant problem in your life that is why we train DAD (Diabetic Alert Dogs). Diabetes can run your life and many people worry that they will be unable to lead independent, productive lifestyles. The community at SDWR does not want you to live your life in a constant state of fear. We want you to be able to have a life without worrying about your diabetes. That is why we have a wonderful team here at SDWR working hard to supply you with a superior DAD companion that will be by your side every step of the way.
Most people are aware that dogs have a superior sense of smell. A DAD is able to use this incredible talent to react when your blood sugar gets too high or too low. Most of the time someone with diabetes can tell when their blood sugar is getting low and they start sweating, getting shaky, confused or even nauseas. Your DAD can actually warn you before these unpleasantries even start happening.
How does a DAD Help?
A SDWR DAD is trained to be calm and alert at all times. However; if your sugars levels get too high or too low, you will notice your DAD will begin to notice a change in your Service Dog. Perhaps he/she will begin to bark or paw at you. Maybe he/she will begin to nudge you or begin to whine. These are all signals that your Service Dog has been trained to do in order to warn you that you need to check your levels. Once you and your DAD get to know each other you will be able to read all of their signals to you. Just like people, dogs have a certain personality and they will have their own way of warning you but you will never miss their signal.
Our clients have told us numerous times that they feel a sense of relief knowing they have a constant companion to help them manage their diabetes. We are confident that we can help you too.