Monday, May 12, 2014

D Blog Week - Day 1 Change the World

Let's kick off Diabetes Blog Week by talking about the diabetes causes and issues that really get us fired up. Are you passionate about 504 plans and school safety? Do diabetes misconceptions irk you? Do you fight for CGM coverage for Medicare patients, SDP funding, or test strip accuracy? Do you work hard at creating diabetes connections and bringing support? Whether or not you “formally” advocate for any cause, share the issues that are important to you


After diagnosis I scoured the Internet for anything. Anything that would make life better. And so began my journey for a diabetic alert dog.

I did research.. I actually did alot of it but, when we began our search the amount of info out on d.a.d's was limited because they were new. TOO new, I should have waited another year or 2 and boy O boy would I have went down another road.

But here the thing, I believe I was meant to go through this journey I was meant to get scammed. I was meant to not have a working dog.. So I can be a voice for new families looking for a d.a.d. For families beginning their own search for a 4 legged life saver.

Hopefully one day they come across my story on the big world wide web... stop, think, and do maybe a little more research about that organization that sounds so good. I have learned if it sounds to good to be true.. IT IS :) !!
Also, not always is the most expensive way the best way.

I also like to include in most if not all of my posts here or on Facebook that my family is paid in full. We have paid all 20k and have a dog that could care less if my sons blood sugar is high or low.


Erin Michelle said...

wow. I've never really heard about DAD's. I'm sorry you had to go through all of that.

Karen said...

It breaks my heart that you and others were scammed. But thank you for spreading the word so hopefully others won't have the same thing happen.