Monday, August 10, 2015

Blue Monday - Service Dog for Diabetes

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Maggie's son has diabetes, and she works hard to help him. Here's Maggie in a Blue shirt and Blue shoes.  She helps her son stay as healthy as possible by growing their own food; in addition, Maggie breeds border collies. She trained Ace to be a service dog for her son.

There is a specific scent on the human breath that relates to a rapid drop in blood sugar levels.  Ace is trained to alert her son when his numbers are off.



Here's a close-up of Ace at an archery competition. Note the Blue targets in the background. In addition, note Ace's  beautiful Blue eyes and his Blue leash.




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34 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A blue-eyed service dog---magnificent! Happy Blue Monday!

xinex said...

Beautiful blue eyes! I am always amazed at how smart snd helpful service dogs are. Thanks for hosting, Sally...Christine

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

I have never heard of a service dog for diabetes my grandmother could have benefited from having a dog like that.
Thanks for the info.
Have a great week.
Denise

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Such beautiful blue eyes on the service dog. Thank you Sally for Blue Monday, I look forward to joining in each week.
Joy

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the blue eyes of the dog. Thee dogs are so clever.

jeannettestgermain said...

Wow, that's great dog training! And those blue eyes:)

Clairejustine oxox said...

Lovely to hear about Maggie :) I love Border Collies, I have a Border Collie puppy, mine has brown eyes :) This ones has beautiful eyes ..

Thanks for hosting..

Simone Weichenhain said...

Look at those blue eyes. WOW!

Julie Huston said...

Cute dog, Happy Blue Monday.

Alexa said...

I probably would have named that dog Newman, after blue-eyed Paul!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sally, Thanks so much for hosting and for your visits!

Hugs,
Deb

Neesie said...

I admire these service dogs so much and the people that train and make such a difference to peoples lives. Gorgeous dog and those eyes just melt your heart.
Happy Blue Monday to everyone and congratulations on your blogiversary Sally.
Neesie ;D

Gayle said...

Thank you so much for this post Sally. Service dogs are amazing.
As a type II diabetic striving to control primarily through diet, I salute this mom for her devotion to the well being of her child.

LV said...

What a very special mother. What she did is wonderful and need more like her. That little doggie eyes are beautiful. You do a great job finding such interesting blues each week.

Nick V. said...

What a beautiful dog! Even more so as he is a working dog.
Thanks for hosting, Sally.

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh what a great post. I've never heard of this kind of service.
What a great dog.
Thanks for sharing this and thanks for the party.

Linda Kay said...

What a beautiful animal, Sally.

Nick Va said...

Thanks for hosting, Sally!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How wonderfulmthat Maggie has been able to train this beautiful dog to be a service dog! He has such amazing eyes! Happy Blue Monday. Sally!

bj said...

Thanks,Sally....great blues you are showing us...especially the blue eyes...:)

Ann said...

What a remarkable ability that the service dog has. What a beautiful set of blue eyes. Great post today Sally.
Ann

Gerald (SK14) said...

This is my third attempt to leave a comment - Have only vaguely heard about this service and not sure how many there are in this country.

Sarah said...

Sally, thought I'd left a comment, but must not have gone through. Yes, indeed, I adore that wonderful service dog. I have a friend whose husband uses a trained dog to help alert him for his diabetes. Amazing that these animals have this ability. Adore Ace's blue eyes.
Yes, my blue is at the end of my post today. ;-)

Gemma Wiseman said...

This dog looks like a beautiful character. Such appealing eyes.

miradordesign said...

Hi Sally,

What wonderful blue eyes he has! Dogs have a very acute sense of smell and can detect if someone's blood sugar is high or low. They can also predict epileptic fits and even smell cancer!! If I didn't live in a flat I would definitely have put my name on the waiting list for an assistance dog here in the UK.

Have a great week,
Sarah

Black Jack's Carol said...

Those are especially wonderful blues, Sally. Ace's eyes entranced me immediately. How wonderful that Maggie has the skills to train him for such an important task. Happy Blue Monday. Many thanks for hosting!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Love his blue eyes and thankful for a mom who cares

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, Bill's sister left today and I have spent the rest of the day trying to catch up with everything I have neglected. LAUNDRY AND CLEANING.
We did have a wonderful visit though. They left very late this morning because they will stay the night in Kentucky. Not a long ride. Finally some time to myself. It has been weeks!!!

The service dog is so handsome and this mom is outstanding the way she helps her son. He must have childhood diabetes and that is so hard to deal with. My great niece has it and she is so active that it is hard to keep her sugar in control.

Happy Blue Monday,
Love, Jeanne

PS: I can't believe your Blog anniversary will be here in Sept. Wow, you are so faithful to your blog party.

Joy H said...

Oh my what a beautiful dog, those eyes! It is awesome that the kiddo
has a very trusted service dog and friend to help him.

Deanies Stash said...

That is so wonderful that her son has a dog to monitor his diabetes. Very nice blue!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Sally, I have never seen such blue eyes on any animal and certainly not on a dog! The dog is gorgeous and must be so helpful to her son. Thank you for sharing this amazing story with us! Dogs truly are man's best friend. Linda

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow, I love those blue eyes on that doggie! A helper too, I'm sure her son loves him.
Thank you for hosting sweet lady.
Have a blessed week.
FABBY

evasmoodboard said...

Those dogs are so clever, have a great week :)

Al said...

What an awesome dog - I'm always impressed how well dogs can be trained. I'm doing well if I can get mine to sit!