Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Diabetic Alert Dog Coming to Louisiana

Good news for a family in Louisiana!

They mentioned the possibility of Jeremiah going into a coma, but there are other unfortunate side effects of diabetes as well. Long term effects can damage eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and blood vessels.

Teaming Jeremiah up with this dog will prevent some of this damage because he'll be able to keep from taxing his system. The other benefit is teaching Jeremiah how to work with a service dog. If his eyes fail him as a result of diabetes, he will know how to behave with a seeing eye dog, maybe he'll even be able to train the dog himself.

Thanks Veronica at The Eco Niche for sharing this story with me.

Good luck to Jeremiah and his family and Welcome to Louisiana, Warren Retriever!


  1. Coming from a diabetic, high blood sugars can cause damage in the long run. Low blood sugars can kill in minutes. That's why catching and treating lows are so important and some dogs can sense a diabetic going low before there are any noticeable symptoms.

    1. Good point! Thank you for sharing that information.


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