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Learn about the benefits—and pitfalls— of diabetic alert dogs. If you have type 1 diabetes and are hypoglycemic unawareness, an alert dog can help keep you safe.


Diabetic Service Dogs - they can smell a diabetic’s blood sugar dropping or spiking out of range early, so that they can provide their owner with an alert in advance of a crisis. “Alert” their owner to the onset of a change in their body’s chemistry and to keep alerting them until the condition is corrected or until they receive the help they need. Most can: Pick up and carry objects such as juice bottles. Retrieve cordless phones.Test breath for low blood sugar.


One of my dogs(RIP baby girl) woke me up a few times when my bs was low, although she wasn't trained. I think these dogs are an amazing idea. Unconditional love with the benefit of alerting bs lows!


Diabetic Alert Dogs of America train high quality Diabetic Service Dogs for children and adults living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.