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[IP] re:diabetic fears - bad dogs

Man, I think I have defective dogs... ;o)

I have two WONDERFUL big dogs one of which is incredibly intelligent (the
other....not so much).  They have never once ever alerted me to a low (or a
high).  Shoot - if it's at night, they don't even bother getting up to see
what Mom's eating...

However, a while back I had a roommate and the roommate had a cat (he wasn't
too terrible either - for a cat).  One night I woke up to Palmer (roommate's
cat) doing that thing that cats do with their paws when they want "in"
something and meowing at the top of his lungs. I then realized that I was
experiencing a horrible low and managed to dump myself out of my bed while
reaching across the nightstand for the container of orange juice that I kept
there.  There I was sitting on the floow, sipping orange juice and listening
to Palmer's paws go thwap thwap thwap against my door.

Hmmm, maybe I should see if Palmer does dog training...



Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 19:35:32 -0600
From: "Beverly L. Feist" <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] re:diabetic fears

Don't know about anyone else but my dog not only senses when I
am going low but he also alerts me when my bgs are on the rise
quickly.  This has happened mostly when I am sleeping and my bg
gets up over 300.

Dxd 12/1975; pumping since 5/1997 and loving it.

>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: maureentom
>   To: email @ redacted
>   Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 7:57 PM
>   Subject: [IP] re:diabetic fears
>   something interesting i have seen on tv before, and i'm
> sure some of you
>   have seen it too. diabetics who have a dog as a pet...and
> after awhile, the
>   dog can actually sense when a low is coming on, and they
> try to alert their
>   owner.  a dog could also give you a sense of security when
> you are alone.
>   of course, not all dogs will bark when you are low, but
> there are some
>   perceptive ones out there!
>   tom
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