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We Train Diabetes Assist Dogs To Help People With Type I Diabetes.

Diabetes Assist Dogs are trained to monitor smells in the air for a specific scent on the human breath that is related to rapidly dropping or low blood sugar levels. They are then trained to “alert” the person with diabetes, usually by touching them in a significant way such as pawing or nudging them. This alerts the person to check his or her blood sugar level. It also informs them that they should get something to eat to prevent hypoglycemia, or their blood sugars getting to a dangerous level. The canine partner can also be trained to retrieve juice or glucose tabs, get an emergency phone, or get help from another person in the house. Diabetes Assist Dogs wear a backpack identifying them as an assistance dog. This backpack has pockets where medical information, a sugar source, and emergency contact information can be stored. This provides an extra safety net in case the person with diabetes is unable to get help in time. Anyone finding the person unconscious or acting abnormally would know it may be a medical emergency and know how to get help. How can a dog detect low blood sugar? The dogs are evaluated throughout “puppy-hood” for a willingness to work and a sensitive no Continue reading >>

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  1. Koors8672

    Help 5 weeks pregnant

    Hi y’all I’m a type 1 diabetic and have a dexcom and insulin pump. I found out a few days ago that I am pregnant! I’m now 5 weeks and I contacted my endo and she said, “okay come see me a month after you have your first ob appointment.” Needless to say I’m switching endos but won’t see my new one until next month. So my question is do low blood sugars affect fetal development like high blood sugars do? Is it okay to have an elevation in blood sugars after you eat as long as they are below 120 two hours after you eat? I’ve been eating mainly low carb because I’m slightly terrified of highs and how it would affect baby development. Also, I have had some lows in the higher 60 range. Any help is beyond appreciated!!

  2. swisschocolate

    Hi there
    While I can’t really answer all of your questions, here are my 5 cents:
    First of all, congrats! Enjoy this time of your life!
    Then regarding low blood sugar. Idk if it hurts the baby, but it hurts you, so definitely try to stay away from them.
    BUT: calm down!!
    You seem extremely concerned, which I can understand, but you already seem to have great control! Try not to get your expectations of what BG you should have too strict.
    Remember: thousands of women have gone this path before you, and your tools are only getting better. One of our late members had three children in the 1950s/60s, without having the possibility th check her bg at home. Others have had babies in the 80s with insulins not half as advanced as they are today. My cousin is currently pregnant, T1 in argentina, on MDI and didnt have access to a CGM until the second half of her pregnancy.
    AND ALL DID WELL. BABIES TURNED OUT FINE!!! (Love you @shoshana27 )
    So you are doing just perfect! Stay on top of things, but also try to enjoy. Time passes way too fast
    All the best

  3. curlysarah

    Congrats! I’ve had Type 1 for 34 years. I’ve also had 3 children…all without a cgm. So here’s my experience Iand what I think you can expect. First trimester you will experience a lot of lows…I suggest setting an alarm at around 2am-ish to see how you’re doing. Night time lows occur a lot with pregnancy. Second trimester your insulin requirements will increase. But, again, check those night time lows. They’ll happen, guaranteed. Third trimester, you’re going to need more insulin that you ever thought possible.
    That’s ok. Baby is growing at a rapid pace.
    So here’s my experience with highs and lows. Try to stay 120 or lower. Lows don’t affect baby as much as highs. But, please don’t get hard on yourself if you’re above 120. It’s gonna happen. Just correct and move on.
    Like @swisschocolate said, try to enjoy! It’s a beautiful time of your life. Embrace every moment and good luck

    Sarah

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