Paws for Diabetics Inc is a charitable non-profit organisation of dedicated volunteers, involved in the training and placement of diabetic alert dogs.
Paws for Diabetics Inc is a member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and as such we abide by their internationally accepted code of ethics. We also follow their guidelines in all aspects of training and accreditation of dogs and recipients.
These dogs are the latest tool in Diabetes management, as they give their owners warning well in advance of an impending hypoglycaemic episode, allowing for prompt treatment to avert the episode from happening. A hypoglycaemic attack left untreated can lead to coma and even death, so these dogs are real life-savers.
Dogs are placed with those who meet the criteria and recipients are given extensive training on handling and caring for an assistance dog. Training these dogs is an expensive exercise, and we rely on donations to fund this training.