Early Alert Canines welcomes a partnership with the PADRE Foundation. PADRE's mission is to provide educational classes, support groups and psychosocial events for all children with diabetes, as well as for their parents and siblings; support community education on diabetes and disease management; and, partner with research efforts aimed at better detection, prevention and management of diabetes and ultimately toward finding a cure.
Read a case study, published through the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, regarding one of our dogs working with her partner, who is a nurse. This article discusses the unique challenges and opportunities provided by the use of service animal as a part of the healthcare team, as provided by the piloted use of a service animal with a student nurse in an acute care facility.
In this blog post by Black Dogs Rule from 2013, find relevant and valuable information about researching the organizations you're considering for a dog. They share great questions to ask, and ways to dig a little deeper, beyond what can be found on a website. We recommend doing thorough research as we have had numerous clients loose over $25,000 at a variety of organizations.
"How effective are trained dogs at alerting their owners to changes in blood glycaemic levels?: Variations in performance of glycaemia alert dogs" Rooney NJ, Guest CM, Swanson LCM, Morant SV (2019). This paper, published in the journal PLOS|One, shows that dogs "are better than previous studies suggest" at smelling and alerting people on glycemic changes.
Assistance Dogs International
Looking for a Diabetic Alert Dog outside of CA, OR, WA, and NV? Use Assistance Dogs International's member search tool, where you can filter your search by type of dog and location!
**Early Alert Canines does not endorse any of the organizations listed, nor guarantees that individuals will qualify for aid or services that may be provided through these links. Please contact each organization for specific guidelines.**