Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy.
Despite active research, type 1 diabetes has no cure. Treatment focuses on managing blood sugar levels with insulin, diet, and lifestyle to prevent complications.
Our goal is to provide Type 1 diabetic children and their families with a Diabetic Alert Dog (D.A.D.). These specially trained canines can detect low and high blood sugars before monitors can alert and medical intervention is required. To be able to increase a child's confidence, build a trusted companionship, and provide families with the added reassurance of a D.A.D. is what this cause is about.