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Support Elijah Bubb 5k walk/run for a Diabetic Alert Dog
Sat, April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Hi! My name is Elijah Bubb, I am 6 years old and live in Milford with my family. In November of 2015 we found out that I have Type 1 Diabetes,that means my pancreas no longer produces insulin. Without insulin the sugar cannot get into my cells to turn into energy and feed my body.
When I get older the doctors say I will know what it feels like when my sugar is high or low, but I have no idea right now. If it goes below 70 it can be very dangerous for me, I could even die. Mom and Dad said we are trying to raise money so I can get a Diabetic Alert Dog. These dogs are trained service animals and are awesome! The dog can actually smell when my sugar is high or low, it then alerts me or an adult that something is not right.
It is really scary when I don’t feel my low blood sugar, sometimes I can’t even move my body it is so low. The Diabetic Alert Dog will tell us up to 20 minutes before my Continuous Glucose Monitor(CGM) will, this can be the difference of life and death. We are working with the great organization Alert Service Dogs who does an amazing job at training these dogs to save lives.
Will you come run or walk with me to help me raise money for a Diabetic Alert Dog? Learn more at www.elijahbubb.support