Dedicated to helping Type 1 Diabetics purchase a Diabetic Alert Dog
It began with an 8 year old little girl who had a wish, a wish for a Diabetic Alert Dog of her very own. She started creating and selling beautiful paintings to raise money, and along the way inspired so many. Her wish to pay it forward has been realized, with Emma's Journey.
Diabetic Alert Dogs, otherwise known affectionately as DADs, are trained to alert their diabetic handler in advance of low (hypoglycemia) or high (hyperglycemia) blood sugar events before they become dangerous. This allows their their handler to take steps to return their blood sugar to a normal healthy range. DADs are trained to smell the chemical changes in the human body that occur when experiencing a hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic event.
DADs have been known to provide a tremendous amount of love and emotional support to their owner. A DAD will not replace a blood glucose meter and continuous glocose montitor but they can provide another layer of security to for the T1D and those who love them.
DADs require extensive training to be able to effectively detect and alert their handlers. The cost for one of these amazing companions can be as much as $25,000.
Emma's Journey wants to help as may T1D's as we can obtain a DAD of their very own.
With so many ways to help, we hope you will be a part of our incredible journey.
Emma's Journey is a registered 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to helping individuals living with Type 1 Diabetes and seeking to obtain a Diabetic Alert Dog by assisting with the financial cost.