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Sunday, July 15, 2012

First Post...

Bella was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes on June 19, 2012. We immediately were sent to the PICU with DKA. After several days she was stabilized and we were given the crash course on diabetes and diabetes management.  Since Bella was released from the hospital we have been moving in a fog. Our entire world was changed within the course of a few hours. Now everything revolves around finger sticks, carb counting and injections of insulin. As we have slowly begun to adjust to this new world we have decided that a Diabetic Alert Dog (D.A.D) is something that would fit into our family and help to lift some of the burden of this experience off of us. Living with the repetitive fear of an overnight low is one of the most physically and psychologically draining things a parent could ever hope to face.

This is Bella. She has recently been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. 


  1. Sweet little Bella! Lots of hugs for her and your family! I can't wait til she gets her dog. He/she will be such a good companion and peace of mind for you guys. <3

  2. It will be so liberating for you family to have an alert dog. Hopefully your goal will be met easily and very soon!

    1. Oh it will! That is if her crack fundraising team has anything to say about it!!

  3. If you have an auction, please let me know so that I can send something to help Bella get her dog!

  4. Tanner that would be great. We're still in the very early stages of figuring it all out but that would be great.