I was really busy last night doing my job.
Two times, just a couple hours apart, Christy had a low blood sugar, and I was awakened, making sure she was going to be okay. She told me it was pretty bad because she saw stars spinning around as she stumbled to get some sugar. I was ready to get help and wake up Kevin if she gave me the command.
Even though I enjoy being a regular dog, I’m always – how would you humans say it? – “on-call,” so I’m never off duty.
My super-sniffing nose is working 24/7 to smell low and high blood sugars and alert Christy before it becomes an emergency.
For non-diabetics, normal blood sugar is 80-120 mgdl (milligrams per deciliter). When Christy tested last night, her number came up in the low 30s. No wonder she saw stars.
During the day I alert Christy by holding in my mouth the cloth bar (or bringsel) that hangs from my collar
But at night, I often have to get up and move around, I make a mooing sound or sometimes I will even jump on the bed to get her attention.
No matter how I carry out my job, my nose knows what it’s doing.