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

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Early Morning Low Alert Ahead of the Meter

Bo left Austin's bed to come to mine and alert at 4 am this morning. I checked Austin and he was 111, so I told Bo we would watch. We tell Bo we will 'watch' when he alerts and Austin's blood sugar is out of his reward threshold. (Trained DADs often alert 10-15 minutes ahead of the meter)

In order to determine if the alert was false or ahead of the meter I rechecked Austin 15 mins after Bo's alert to the 111. Austin had dropped to 57. Bo was smelling the fast drop in Austin' blood sugar.

Our previous scheduled check of Austin was at 2 am. At that time he was 156, which typically would get him through to morning safely. I'm so grateful for Bo's night alerts. While we always check Austin on a schedule, even during the night, Bo's alerts help us between scheduled checks.
Bo alerting low with a bow.

No comments:

Post a Comment