Diabetic Alert Dog Training in Utah County
Many individuals with type 1 diabetes spend their days constantly monitoring their blood sugar levels in order to prevent symptoms of hypoglycemia. If left untreated, low blood sugar levels can lead to seizures, blackouts, and even comas. There are early symptoms of hypoglycemia such as sweating, shaking, or confusion, however, after a few years, a person with type 1 diabetes may lose their ability to feel these symptoms as they develop Hypoglycemia Unawareness.
Living a balanced life with diabetes isn’t always easy. With the support of a diabetic alert dog, that balance becomes a possibility. Alert dogs for diabetics provide the stability, safety, and support that allows for increased activity and peace of mind.
Dog Training Elite offers Free Evalutions
Dog Training Elite offers free in-home evaluations to assess if a current family dog can be trained to become a diabetic service dog or can help you select a service puppy or dog for training. We offer a unique in-home dog training method that involves owners in the training process, ensuring that training is never undone and both owners and their dogs are bonding and empowered.
About Diabetes Assistance Dogs
A diabetic alert service dog is trained to identify the subtle changes in an individual’s blood chemistry and alert them or their caregivers to low blood sugar before critical symptoms occur. Individuals who would benefit from a diabetic alert dog may experience:
- Hypoglycemia Unawareness
- Control Blood Sugar with Insulin
- Frequent Hypoglycemia (Particularly at Night)
- Individuals that Live Alone
- Individuals with disabilities, or an inability to recognize and react to symptoms.
A diabetic alert service dog can decrease constant worries about hypoglycemia/hyperglycemia and improve the quality of life for those suffering from diabetes. A service dog can accompany their handlers in almost all public facilities, transportation, and housing units. Contact Dog Training Elite Utah to learn more about our diabetic alert service dog training!