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Re: [IP] pets and their diabetic people



Julie,
I have a medical service dog who not only alerts to my seizures but also
retrieves items for me such as glucose tabs, blood glucose machine. She is
beginning to know when I am going low. That isn't too often. She is
professionally trained to perform tasks for me. She knows over 60 commands.
She also helps get the clothes out of the dryer, braces to help me when I
fall so I can get up- opens doors for me, gets the phone, opens the
refridge, etc etc etc.
Pets are wonderful for people. Studies have shown that they can lower blood
pressure,reduce stress. Trained animals visit hospitals,nursing
homes,physical rehabilitation hospitals.
What else can I say? :)
Ginny and Bree-medical service dog
Wish upon a star
----- Original Message -----
From: Julie Britt <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 10:34 AM
Subject: [IP] pets and their diabetic people


> I have heard stories here and there about pets and being beneficial to
> people with dm.  I've heard of dogs fetching glucose tabs and pets waking
> people up during night lows.  I'm just curious, has anybody experienced
this
> sort of thing?  What is your opinion on people with dm having pets-are
they
> really that beneficial, moreso than to somsone w/o dm?
> Julie
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