Join us in supporting Early Alert Canines' mission to improve the health, safety, and well-being of insulin-dependent diabetics through partnerships with certified low blood sugar alert dogs.
Insulin dependent diabetes is a full time job. It requires constant vigilance, figuring out what is being eaten, how much insulin to give, constantly monitoring blood sugar levels and adjusting insulin levels to stay alive. Even with the advanced technology on the market today, mistakes happen, and errors are frequent. Every day is different with diabetes.
Early Alert Canines trains dogs to support people with diabetes by alerting them of changes in their blood sugar level before those levels leave normal range. Their dogs alert on low, high, and changing blood sugar levels, frequently beating even the best current monitoring technology. The dogs smell chemical changes in the body and alert the person with diabetes and the caregiver of the diabetic, if necessary. Their dogs give parents of young diabetics peace of mind, and help them sleep a little easier knowing someone else is helping keep a nose on their child. These dogs allow teens and adults with diabetes to live a more independent life, and help to alleviate some of the constant worry associated with this life-threatening disorder.
Early Alert Canines places their dogs for only a $100 application fee, despite the high cost associated with training them to do this life-saving work. As a three-employee 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, all funds raised go directly to the program, and every dollar makes a difference!
This year their annual walk has a fundraising goal of $35,000 — the cost of training and supporting one service dog. Join us in supporting EAC at their 2 Feet • 4 Paws • 1 Cause Walk!