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

Saturday, July 20, 2013

High Alerts

Austin was at the beach with his Gramma for two nights. He just got back this afternoon. Since he has been back, Bo has alerted three times. Each time Bo alerted to me. The first time Austin's blood sugar was 162. We rewarded Bo for this alert with hot dog pieces. One hour later he alerted to me again. This time Austin was 152. I didn't reward this alert with a food reward because it can be an okay number for Austin to be at even though it's not his target. Just moments ago, Bo got off the couch where he was with Austin and came over to me. I was sitting at the dining room table; Bo paw swiped me. I asked him if we should check and headed to the kitchen where we keep Austin's pack. Bo followed me to the kitchen. As I was getting the meter set-up, I asked Bo to 'find it" (meaning the low or high scent). He went directly to Austin, looked at me and put his paw on Austin. We checked and Austin was 275! 


  1. It amazes me every time I read one of your posts :-)


  2. Austin was at a BBQ with Daran this evening. They just got home moments ago. Immediately when Austin got into the house, Bo alerted to me. We checked Austin and he was 272. Nice high Bo!