How Much Does It Cost To Get A Diabetic Alert Dog?

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Diabetic Alert Dog FAQ The following frequently asked questions are intended to provide a better understanding of the “Paws Saving Lives†diabetic alert dog philanthropic program. Beyond these FAQ’s, please feel free to contact Rick Swansbro for additional insight into this emerging program at [email protected] or (815) 540-2366. 1. What is the objective of Paws Saving Lives? To offer supplemental assistance to individuals diagnosed with diabetes for the purpose of acquiring a diabetic alert dog. The focus of this initiative is individuals and/or families with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. 2. Who qualifies for supplemental assistance? Individuals and families with type 1 or type 2 diabetes that complete and submit a grant application to Cosmopolitan International or their local Cosmopolitan chapter. 3. Who reviews and decides on the number of grants issued and/or $$ amount of supplemental assistance per grant? Grant requests may be considered at the International (CDF) level, federation level or club level. 4. Can individual and/or club donations to the CDF be designated within a specific city, federation or region? Yes. Contributions to the CDF in support of the Continue reading >>

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  1. music_rox84120

    Hey! I'm new to this blog forum. I was recently diagnosed 2 1/2 months ago. I was wondering if there was a time limit on how long you needed diabetes in order to get a dog. Also, my husband and I live in a condo that doesn't allow pets. I assume this would be an exception? If anyone knows, let me know. Thanks.

  2. Timbeak48

    Do you have lots of lows and can't feel them coming on? That's the biggest reason to have an alert dog. I'm just surprised if you do have lots of lows, because it's rare in a newbie.
    That being said, the longer you stay low, the less you will be able to tell when you are going low or are low. It's called "hypoglycemic blindness." The best way to get out of that cycle is to get your blood glucose up (sometimes even a little high) and eliminate lows.

    Over time, many diabetics lose the ability to tell when they are going low. That's why I test and many of us have CGMs. The CGM can often alert you that you're headed down and you can take steps to stop the plummeting BG. Alert dogs can tell when you're going low, too--but I don't have to feed my CGM Purina!

  3. music_rox84120

    Oh those are good points. I don't think I have problems knowing when I get low. It's mainly when I get high, unfortunately. I just don't always know it. Anyway, I don't have a CGM yet, but I'm not sure I'm ready to be a cyborg (as my uncle says) I just do MDI currently. I probably am not in need of it, after all

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