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Friday, October 7, 2011
10:00 AM | Posted by Rebecca R | | Edit Post
This story hits home for me since my mother-in-law passed away, February of this year, from Type 1 Diabetes complications...I just had to post this. This was on the local news, yesterday evening. The following information is found on their Etsy page.
"Often diabetics don't "feel" their low blood sugars and their bodies are slow to react to how their insulin pumps have been programmed. These events can lead to dangerous lows which can result in seizures, coma, and even death. Implanted glucose monitoring systems are often 20 minutes behind an alert dog. These electronic systems measure parts per million. In studies dogs have been shown to scent parts per trillion. Diabetics may sleep right through a monitor's alarm, whereas a trained diabetic alert dog is persistent to the point where s/he will "go get" another member of the household if the diabetic does not respond."
You can read more on alert dogs at: http://warrenretrievers.com/services.html
Ashley is 11 years old and has Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as Juvenile Diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease.
We are fundraising to get Ashley an "Alert Dog." Diabetes Alert Dogs can alert to high and low blood sugars, let us know when Ashley's blood sugar is quickly rising or falling, fetch a meter and glucose for low blood sugars and if the person with diabetes is unresponsive, they can alert someone else to help. These dogs save lives!
"Until there is a cure, there is a dog."
Want to join the cause and help Ashley even more? Join her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Help-Get-Ashley-a-Diabetic-Alert-Service-Dog/231075910282221
Ashley's family is raising the money to purchase one of these special dogs. They own an Etsy shop and has added Ashley's Ring which donates 100% of the profits towards the purchase of an alert dog for Ashley. You can check out the page here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/83149191/ashleys-ring-handmade-twisted-copper. I urge you all to go to their facebook page, 'like' the page and help in any way you can. Every little bit helps. This is, potentially, a heartbreaking disease.