The story of a boy living with Type 1 and his family's journey to raise and train a diabetic alert dog.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Alerts All Weekend

Bo is now alerting daily on highs and lows. His alerts came regularly over the holiday weekend, which provided three full days of day and night access to Austin. He alerted on Friday to a 115 when Austin had .15 units of insulin on board and alerted again within 7 minutes as Austin's blood sugar dropped to 105 with  IOB and then to 103 still with IOB.

On Saturday he alerted to me in the kitchen while Austin was in his bedroom. I asked Bo if we should check his boy and he ran over to Austin before I got to his room with his meter. We checked and Austin was 80. 

On Sunday Bo alerted at bedtime. Austin was 97 but because he was going to bed and his bedtime target is 160, we gave him a carb snack before bed. We would have checked Austin before bed but Bo's alert came before our scheduled check.

On Monday, Bo alerted to me as I was on the couch. Austin was in the bathroom at the time. I told Austin Bo wanted us to check. He checked to find out he was 200. 

I'm so happy with Bo's progress and I am anxious to see how his alerts impact Austin's next A1c.