Diabetic Alert Dogs
As a diabetic person or diabetes care taker, every day life isn’t always easy. That balance becomes a possibility with the unconditional support of a Diabetic Alert Dog. SDWR’s diabetic alert dogs provide the stability, safety and support that more diabetics desire in their life. SDWR places golden retrievers and labrador retrievers. In EXTREME cases due to doctor-verified allergies, we can also place doodles.
The SDWR Difference for Diabetes
As service dog providers, we’ve seen first hand how Diabetes can affect not only the individual, but his or her family as well. Constant care, a lack of sleep, and unshakable fear from highs and lows are all realities a diabetes care taker faces. Diabetic individuals themselves might have a hard time living life fully, due to the limitations of coping with diabetes.
Through SDWR’s custom-trained Diabetic Assistance Dogs, thousands of individuals and families lives have been touched. Those struck by invisible illness can find independence from fear and around-the clock care with assistance from our service dogs. Having a service dog as a companion promotes freedom and keeps you safe from hitting sharp highs and lows with your blood sugar. As we know, investing in a Diabetic Alert Dog is a solid investment in your mental and physical health.
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 Glucose Tabs, Juice, Meters, etc.
- Dial 911 on a Special Device
- Public Access Training, Testing, Certifications
Offering Miracles World-Wide
To fulfill our mission as accessible service dog providers, SDWR does not have any geographic limitations. We service those with invisible illnesses around the world by traveling to each of our clients directly. No travel is ever required by our clients to us.
Our program involves every family in our service dog training program for over 1 year to 18 months during the customized training after placement that will occur in your home. Our initial delivery time is 4 – 5 consecutive days, with each subsequent visit every 90 – 120 days for durations of 2 – 4 days. Offering our services on a national and global makes SDWR’s Diabetic Alert Dogs accessible to every individual and every family affected by diabetes.
Our Service Dogs are Backed By Science
SDWR has teamed with researchers at the University of Virginia to measure the effectiveness of Diabetic Alert Dogs. Published through the Diabetes Care Journal, the following study showed strong evidence for the accuracy, clinical and psychosocial outcomes of utilizing an alert dog for diabetes: http://bit.ly/DiabetesResearchSDWR
Scientific research indicated that SDWR Diabetic Alert Dogs may have an increased ability to:
- Carry Detection capabilities 20-45 minutes in advance
- Overall decrease A1c’s as much as 1.5 % in the first 4 months of placement for individuals with Hyperglycemic unawareness (for every 1% decrease, there is a 40% decrease in long term side effects in Diabetics)
- Alert highs and lows accurately at least 91.7% of the time
- Increase ability to participate in physical activities and improve quality of life
In conjunction with years of experience in training and breeding, our study promotes the validity of SDWR’s outstanding service dog program.
What We Strive For
Diabetic assistance dogs rely heavily on their ability to smell their owner’s blood sugar fluctuations. Our dogs are temperament and scent tested to ensure their capabilities as highly effective service dogs. We have developed a scent training protocol that is unique and unsurpassed in training circles.
Our trainers carefully choose a Diabetic Alert Dog for each client based on that individual’s unique needs. We listen to what you tell us and we create a program that targets your primary concerns. Our individualized and personable program is what keeps SDWR unique and reliable as service dog trainers. Through our hard work, unique program, and highest standards, striving to bring you relief, independence, and an increased quality of life through a Diabetic Alert Dog.
All outcomes and results may vary based on individual case by case basis. As part of the SDWR difference, we offer all of our clients a Lifetime Training Guarantee which you can learn more about here.