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Addysen Tabb on Her Quest for a Diabetic Alert Dog

Hi.  My name is Addysen Tabb.  I am 8 years old and I have type 1 diabetes.  I was diagnosed when I was 4.  I have to stick my finger 8-15 times a day to check my blood sugars, count the carbohydrates of everything I eat and also deal with some scary lows and crazy highs that make me feel yucky.  I wear an insulin pump 24 hours a day and I change my infusion site about every 2 days. It hurts.   Having type 1 diabetes is not easy and sometimes it is really scary!  My mom and dad check my blood sugar at 2 AM every night to make sure I am not dangerously low or high. 

My family and I have decided that I would greatly benefit from a Diabetic Alert Dog(DAD).  A DAD can smell the changes in blood sugars and are trained to alert if I am high or low.  They can also retrieve my glucometer, juice or sugar to bring my blood sugar up and they can also dial 911 on a special device.  A diabetic alert dog will help me gain the independence I so badly want! They are proven to lower A1Cs and they save lives!  Because of the intense training a DAD goes through, they are very expensive.

How can you help?

We are having an Easter Seals “Fill a Truck” Fundraiser. We are taking all unwanted clothing, shoes, towels, linens, fabrics, coats, hats, scarves, gloves or anything cloth.  Easter Seals will then donate to my service dog fund by the pound.  It will be February 19 from 3-6 and February 20 from 10-4 at Kahler Pharmacy, located at 1941 Airport Hwy.  There will be an Easter Seals truck in the parking lot.  Will you help me by donating your unwanted cloth items?

Questions? Call or text Kari at 419-509-9827