18 Nov 2016

1. A Sense of Security.

Those with disabilities tend to feel vulnerable. Living with diabetes can be isolating and scary. Whether you live alone, or you’re afraid of your child being away from you, a Diabetic Alert Dog provides essential alerts and security.

2. Confidence to leave the comfort of your home.

Many diabetics avoid leaving their homes out of fear that they will be vulnerable and in danger, that the proper care or person won’t be around. With an SDWR service dog, our clients can leave their home knowing they have a physical crutch and a helper at their side if anything goes wrong. Diabetic Alert Dogs help individuals feel secure enough for family vacations, theme parks, road trips, excursions or simply living their daily lives.

3. Assist with side effects or symptoms.

If something does occur while outside of the home, or even at home, a specially trained SDWR service dog can assist in more ways than imaginable. A service dog can retrieve medications, food, and glucose meters. Each dog is trained specifically to help individuals perform tasks that are otherwise difficult.

4. Provide A Sense Of Community.

With SDWR, you receive so much more than a service dog. You become a part of a large community of like-minded individuals who face the same struggles every day. We are always prepared to give each other the support, comfort, and lend a listening ear when needed.

5. Emergency Assistance

Each SDWR service dog is trained to dial 911 on a special device and retrieve third party support if available. Sleep easier, breath deeper, and know that our diabetic alert dogs are trained to save lives.

6. Give freedom to those being held back.

Losing their freedom is one of the largest issues those suffering from disabilities address. Their lives are affected with a fear of something occurring to them while being alone. Some patients are physically unable to complete certain tasks. An SDWR service dog enables our clients to step out of their comfort zone while having a caretaker close by in case of an issue. The feeling of not having to lean on others for assistance gives people confidence and enables them to live a full life.

7. Around the clock support.

With a Service Dog, individuals and their loved ones can breathe easier knowing that if something comes up, their service dog will take the proper action to alert them or others. Diabetic highs and lows can be dangerous, especially at night during sleep, our service dogs are trained to wake their handler or someone near if necessary. Service dogs can attend school and work with their handlers to ensure they are safe at all times. SDWR’s service dogs are trained to care for you at all times of the day/night.

8. Stability

We receive many stories from clients who tell us about scary cases where their SDWR service dog saved the day. We love those stories. The stories about a stable lifestyle now being in the place with the help of one of our service dogs are just as rewarding to us. Having a constant caretaker, companion, best friend, and guardian angel provide for a stable and as consistent daily life as one can obtain with their disabilities. Our goal is to make our client’s lives more manageable.

9. Provide motivation for exercise

Who doesn’t need a little push to get some fresh air and the blood pumping at times? Service dogs are not to be considered pets, but all dogs love to expel their energy. Giving their service dog walk is a good way for anyone and their dog to get some exercise.

10. Most importantly, alert to your highs and lows.

A unique feature of Diabetic Alert Dogs is that they are trained to alert based off of one person’s specific high and low count. If an individual has a healthy range of 70-120, their dog will be trained to start alerting when they fall out of that range oftentimes, even after just one or two points of difference. There have been many instances of service dogs alerting more accurately than a continuous monitor and even before the monitor reflects the change.

We Train Our Diabetic Alert Dogs To Help With The Following:

  • High & Low Blood Sugar Alerts
  • Early High/Low Detection
  • Retrieve Third Party Support
  • Retrieve Food & Medication Such as Glucagon, Glucose Tabs, Insulin, Juice , Meters, etc.
  • Dial 911 on a Special Device
  • Public Access Training, Testing, Certifications