Diabetic alert dog & medical expenses

 
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Cindy Duplantis Russ

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Autumn is 12 years old she has type 1 diabetes which means she is insulin dependent . This means that she will have to take multiple insulin injections Dailey . She is also hypoglycemia... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Cindy Duplantis Russ 8 months ago

We will be getting Autumns Diabetic alert Dog in December .... Yaaa thank y'all I will be posting pics on my Facebook .

 
 
 

Updated posted by Cindy Duplantis Russ 8 months ago

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HELP US . WE LOVE AND APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU . MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL . AS SOON AS WE GET AUTUMNS ALERT DOG WE WILL POST PICTURES OF AUTUMN AND SYDNEY (diabetic alert dog ).

 
 
 

Updated posted by Cindy Duplantis Russ 8 months ago

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Created by Cindy Duplantis Russ on July 12, 2013

Autumn is 12 years old she has type 1 diabetes which means she is insulin dependent . This means that she will have to take multiple insulin injections Dailey . She is also hypoglycemia unaware which means that she is unaware when her glucose levels drop which is very dangerous , when a persons glucose levels drop they can have seizures , go into a diabetic coma , or even die. We monitor her levels around the clock .


We are trying to raise money for a Diabetic Alert Dog .




HOW DOGS ARE TRAINED TO SNIFF OUT LOW BLOOD SUGAR


Dogs can detect a subtle odor that occurs when declining blood sugar changes body chemistry, experts say.
During training, dogs are rewarded for detecting that shift in diabetics and alerting their owners to the problem by barking, whining, licking a hand or using some other signaling method.
Once fully trained, these dogs can alert not only their owners, but also any other diabetes sufferers whose body scent indicates a low-blood-sugar problem.
How do they do it?
The obvious question that everyone asks is how a dog can tell when a person is hypoglycemic, or has low blood glucose. The answer: They probably smell it.
“With its superior sense of smell and good ability to read body language, a dog can be taught to react to different situations,” says Dr. Dodman, the author of several books on animal behavior, including If Only They Could Speak (W.W. Norton & Co., 2002). “A diabetes alert dog picks up on an odor, and he is trained when this particular smell is around to alert his owners, because he will get a food treat.”
When a person has hypoglycemia, there is not enough glucose to make his brain function properly, so the body releases chemicals to raise blood glucose levels. If the body cannot raise the blood glucose level on its own, the person may become confused, pass out, have a seizure, or even die. Doctors usually recommend treating for hypoglycemia when a person’s blood glucose level falls below 70 mg/dl.
Among the chemicals the body releases in response to hypoglycemia are ketones. And just as narcotics dogs can smell drugs and search and rescue dogs can smell bodies, diabetes alert dogs appear to be able to recognize the unique odor of ketones, as well as of other chemicals released by the body.


This Diabetic Alert Dog would be with Autumn around the clock , this dog would be our guardian angel for Autumn . These Diabetic Alert Dogs are very expensive the price ranges from $10000.00 to $20000.00 . This is why I'm asking for help.
Also donations can be sent to South Louisiana Bank 2010 bayou blue road ,houma la 70364
Ph# 985-876-9098 .


If you can help any way such as advertising , fundraising ,money donations.etc....
Please give me a call @ 985-226-0835 or mail me at 611 Terre Haute Pl Houma La 70364


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Hi Ms. Cindy. My name is Emily and I am a type 1 diabetic. I have been a diabetic since I was 2. I am 28 now. If you or Autumn ever need someone to talk too that truly understands, don't hesitate to contact me via Facebook. There are many days where I don't know where to turn or who to talk too. Just know that you and your daughter are not alone in the struggle!

posted by Emily Garrett 8 months ago

Hi Cindy, I"m Moira. My daughter was diagnosed at 6 years old, 16 years ago. she is a senior in college 500 miles away from me. She grew up going to sleepovers, camp, parties, playing sports, being class president and homecoming queen ... doing all she would do without diabetes. I would like to send you a free copy of a book on teens with diabetes I wrote (I don't offer this often; believe it or not authors dont get free books). email me at moiramcc@comcast.net. I think if you want a DAD you should go for it, but there is also a community of moms and kids out here who can help you guys reclaim your lives. Hugs.

posted by Moira Stanford 8 months ago

Hi Cindy, My name is Alexis and I am the mother of a 10 year old with type 1 diabetes. I would love to connect with you and introduce you to our diabetes online community. There are so many resources for support, and new technology that can truly help with this awful disease. Please feel free to friend me on FB or email me at autoimmunemayem@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you, please know you are not alone.

posted by Alexis Newell 8 months ago

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