Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota, phone 612-729-5986 Ext. 157 gives Diabetic Alert and also Seizure Service dogs for FREE to adults 18 years and over. The good news is that they are supposed to partner with Dogs4Diabetics of Concord, CA later on this year when it is rumored the dogs WILL be available for children as well. These dogs can be provided for people in the following states: MN, WI, ND, SD, IA, IL, OR, and MI. Quoted from their website below: Diabetic Assist Service Dogs Program Overview We train Diabetic Assist Service Dogs to assist people with Type I Diabetes. They can be trained to: ?pick up and carry objects such as juice bottles ?retrieve cordless phones ?test breath for low blood sugar ?act as a brace to help a person get up after having fallen Diabetic Assist Service Dogs also wear capes with pockets that can be used to carry insulin and Medical Alert information. Typically, the application and training process for a Service Dog can take up to a year before you are certified as a Service Dog team. Thanks to our generous supporters and volunteers, all of our dogs are provided to clients at no charge! Applicant Criteria Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for our Service Dog program: ?Must be a resident of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois or Missouri. ?Must have Type I Diabetes. ?Must be physically and financially able to take full responsibility for the dog after certification. ?Must be at least 18 years old.