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

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Soccer Field Alert

Bo had his first alert on the soccer field this morning. Austin was coming off the field for a water break and when he sat on the ground to get his water Bo's breathing changed and he paw swiped Austin and then when I asked him if we should check, he paw swiped me. We checked and Austin was 109. Austin took two glucose tablets and returned to the field at the same time all the other kids returned. Thanks Bo for helping us avoid a low below 80 that would have required a 15 minute re-check before Austin could return to the game.  

When we got home Austin didn't check right away because he had to use the bathroom. He got in the shower and called me because he felt low. He was 48. There is no question Bo smelled Austin going down fast. Next time, we will do a recheck right when he gets off the field instead of waiting until we get home. 

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