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Service Dogs in College

Discussion in 'Diabetes and College' started by Dancerwithadog, May 26, 2010.

  1. Dancerwithadog

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    I'll be heading off to college in one year and my decison to take my service dog with me is a hard one. Her name is Izzie and she's 3 and a half years old..she alerts to my blood sugar going high or low and my parents and I decided she would be a good idea for college..the university I'm planning on going to Texas Tech in Lubbock Texas and they are very supportive in my decision to bring her out there. I think if you have the time and are willing to spend time training a diabetic alert dog is something to look in for college..just think your parents wont be there to wake you up to test and I know I dont wake up to my CGM alarm going off its not loud enough for me but Izzie wakes me up to test and will retrieve whatever i may need insulin out of the fridge, juices, etc. Give me some feedback with what you think :)
     
  2. Rukio

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    I think it would probably be a good idea to take your dog then. ^^
     
  3. gboysmom

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    I think that is an outstanding idea and I LOVE that Tech is supporting you in this decision. :D
     
  4. Dancerwithadog

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    See that's what I'm thinking she should go with me..without her my A1C wouldn't be an 8.4 I mean that's not perfect but its good for me
     
  5. Flutterby

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    If you think she'll help you while in school.. then you should take her.. if you don't take her.. how would that effect her? By that I mean, would she 'lose' some of her training? Like after you've been in school all year, and during summer vacation you don't retain everything.. would she be lost without you? I think it's probably best for both of you for you to take her with you. :)
     
  6. Dancerwithadog

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    She really would be lost without me and I would be lost without her she's like my security blanket..and I'm so glad tech is being supportive of her :)
     
  7. Tracy1918

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    Hi!

    I see you are in Sherman. We are in Texas as well. Where did you get your diabetes dog?

    My 9-year-old son was just diagnosed in March, but he's heard of these dogs and his heart longs for one.

    Ummmm.....I kind of like the idea, too! :)

    Thanks!
     
  8. Dancerwithadog

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    Nice to meet you too! I got my service dog from pawsibilities unleahsed in frankfort kentucky, just letting you know its a lot of work having a service dog and takes a lot of time :)
     
  9. Ali

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    Do a search on the general CWD site about service dogs. Lots of info and lots re the good and not so good organizations training dogs.:cwds: Ali
     
  10. kbarcelona

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    Hi! My name is Kaysey. I have been diabetic for 7 years now and I am almost 17 years old. I am at the point now where I am getting ready for college. I have one year left in high school then I am on my own! While I am very excited, I am also very nervous. In the middle of the night I experience severe lows, and I rely on my mom to wake me in the morning to test me and get me juice. While I am in college I don't know what I am going to do. That's when the idea of a diabetes alert dog came up. I am doing a lot of research over the internet and my mom thinks it is a wonderful idea. I was wondering how much your dog cost you? I know there are some non-profit organizations, and then there are others that are very expensive. Please let me know!
     
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    This is something that we would like to eventually look into as well. We are dog people, but I lost one of my four legged kiddos two years ago, and my only dog will be eleven this summer. I think she is feeling her age, too. My nine year old T1 would love to have a dog of his own, and I'm thinking a DAD would be a great companion and help to him and us.
     

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