Training Your Puppy to be a Diabetic Alert Dog

Training Your Puppy to be a Diabetic Alert Dog. My training manual is in
workbook format with links to online resources, training videos, recommended
products,how to use collect and use scent samples, forms to track
scent training,training checklists, and much more. 122 pages.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Calming Music for Your Dog

Through a Dog's Ear is an incredible set of CDs. This from the mother of a diabetic and a 6-month-old diabetic alert dog (DAD): 
"Through A Dog's Ear is the most amazing CD for calming our DAD. Blossom becomes anxious when blood sugars are off at our house and can become difficult to settle. The science-based music on the CD gradually progresses to create a calming effect for your dog (and other members of the household!). The beautiful piano pieces are peaceful to listen to and pleasing to the human and canine ear. 

"Our first experience with the CD brought noticeable results within 5-10 minutes, but now calms Blossom almost instantly when she hears the first few notes. Blossom loves the CD and will sprawl out by the speaker and slip into a deep slumber. 

"I cannot live without this CD and have uploaded it to my phone and I-Pod so that it is available whenever I see the need. Highly recommended!" 
Thanks to pianist, Lisa Spector, and everyone she collaborates with - for a truly amazing music experience! 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Diet and the T1D

Thanks to Trish, the mother of a T1D, for writing this book review and sharing her personal experiences. Dee

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders 
By Kenneth Bock

Most T1 parents recognize the rising numbers of T1 diagnoses, but none of us know why. Varying ideas exist from environmental factors, vaccines, and our food system. This book explores those ideas and connects the epidemics of the 4-As to one primary source - food sensitivities. Bock pinpoints food sensitivities (which are reactions to foods that can take anywhere from 1-3 days) and the body's reaction in the brain for autism/ADHD, lungs (asthma), skin and various systems (allergies). Although food sensitivities are not a cause of diabetes, some of the other issues our kids deal with may be.  

I have personal experience with my son that was diagnosed in 1st grade with high functioning Aspergers/ADHD. With the elimination of gluten (wheat) and casein (the dairy protein), I saw immediate results with the disappearance of his chronic nasal congestion, daily stomach aches, bowel issues, and headaches. Four months later, we had a blood test done that found other food sensitivities to eggs, peanuts, citrus fruit, soy, and oysters. With the elimination of these foods, I witnessed extreme changes in his behaviors: increased concentration, decreased hyperactivity, improved social awareness, and balanced emotions.  We have been following this strict diet for 3 1/2 years with fantastic results (no meds, no problems at school). Any accidental exposure sets off the behaviors for a day and often sends him to the bathroom that night, so you need to be strict with total elimination. 

It's hard to start, but gets easier. This book will get you thinking and open your eyes to how your body may react to foods that you never even considered. If you choose to change the way you eat, it will get you started. At a minimum you will be enlightened.