Did you know that a trained alert dog can help save thousands of lives?
Meet Brynn, a Labrador retriever, whose main job is to help her owner who is type 1 diabetic.
Taylor Kim is a type 1 diabetic with an uncommon autoimmune disease, according to KITV. Her mother, Chandra, used to stay up late at night checking and testing her to make sure her blood sugar levels were OK. [mas-in-content]
When Taylor’s diabetic symptoms started taking over her life and making it hard for her to live normally, she decided to get a trained alert dog to remind her of her blood sugar’s extreme changes.
And here come’s Brynn, the trained alert dog!
When she met a Labrador retriever named Brynn, her life had totally changed forever.
In the video below, posted on February 4, 2017, Taylor says, “Oh my gosh, I don’t know even how many times she’s saved my life because during the night, my blood sugar will drop and she’ll be able to catch it.”
“Oh my gosh, I don’t know even how many times she’s saved my life because during the night, my blood sugar will drop and she’ll be able to catch it.”
Taylor and her mother states that she has sent in samples of her saliva in order to get matched with Brynn, who was trained with extreme study in order to be successful at her job. They say that by observing the saliva samples of different levels, Brynn was trained to sense them by smell and alert her owner when she reaches too high or too low numbers.
“If I’m sleeping and my number goes really low, she’ll jump on the bed and she’ll kind of just, like, jump around to make sure that I’m actually getting up. And she won’t just kind of like calmly do it, she’s trained to go crazy when my numbers are in a dangerous range.”
Although Chandra doesn’t need to keep on watching an eye on her daughter overnight anymore, she explains, “I sleep at night. I worry still, but I sleep at night. It’ll get definitely easier as time goes by, but until then, you know, I’m going to worry.”
Taylor feels that some strangers don’t understand why she needs a service dog but goes on to say, “Diabetes is invisible. Not everyone’s going to know why she’s there, but I know why she’s there and she’s there to save me.” [the_ad id=”5239″]
To see Taylor and her alert dog’s full account, check out the video here, and please SHARE their story if you think Brynn is an everyday hero!
Dogs are absolutely not just for recreational purposes, they really play an important part in ensuring our wellness as well. Good job Brynn! We, at dogsallthetime.com are so proud of you!
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