Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
August 28, 1999
Question from Skokie, Illinois, USA:
I read something in the paper about seizure dogs the other day and am now trying to find out more. I know they are for epileptics, but wouldn't it be great if a dog could be trained to alert parents when the child is acting oddly from low blood sugar? This would be especially good at night when you're not even there in the same room with your child. Have you heard of anybody doing this? Do you know of any resources I could call upon?
An interesting idea — I haven’t heard of anyone working in this area. Perhaps the Epilepsy Association would be the place to start looking for someone to discuss it with.
[Editor’s comment: The only reference on-line that I could find to dogs that help people with seizures is UF researchers investigate phenomenon of seizure-alert dogs from December 1997.