|Transfer of handler|
|Shopping with Major|
When a diabetic has lived with the disease for a span of years, they eventually develop "hypoglycemic unawareness" which is the inability to tell that their blood sugar is dangerously low. Normally, the body sends out signals such as nausea, trembling, sweats, etc. to alert to the low; but over time of frequent low blood sugars, the body does a reset and thinks this is the new normal and stops sounding the alarm. Without getting sugar into the bloodstream in the form of carbohydrates, the diabetic will eventually experience seizures, pass out, and die in a very short amount of time. This is the scary reality that all diabetics and their families live with.
Enter Major. This tall, dark, and handsome gentleman has been specially trained to alert Marie when
In addition to teaching the scent and the alert, Major has been trained to retrieve the blood glucose meter and to fetch a juice from the fridge to correct the low blood sugar. Marie also requested that he be able to open the door for her and retrieve her cell phone. Super dog!
In reality, Major is NOT a superhero-- he's just a dog using his amazing God-given sense of smell to change a life for the better.
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