Diabetes Alert Dog Fashion Show Coming in June

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Diabetes Alert Dog Fashion Show Coming in June

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be hosting A Diabetes Alert Dog Fashion Show with Diabetes Alert Dog Trainer and Author Debby Kay from Chilbrook Kennels, and certified diabetes educator Kathy Gold RN, MSN, CDE, FAADE at Mosaic Central Farm Market on Sunday, June 4, 11 AM – 1 PM. 

My interest in diabetes alert dogs has been steadily growing since I interviewed ‘Elle & Coach’ Author Mark Dagostino on Diabetes Late Nite several years ago.

Elle and Coach is the endearing true story of a Type-A mom struggling to care for a daughter who has Type 1 diabetes–and the incredible service dog who changes their lives for the better.

Dog expert, Debby Kay was also a guest on the show that night. Since then, Debby Kay has been working as a expert advisor on several of my Diabetes Mystery podcasts including ‘Suspect Boulevard’ and next year’s ‘Hedda Lettuce Horseman’. The main character, Marjorie Melbourne Blaze,  in ‘Suspect Boulevard’ has a diabetes and dementia alert dog. Debby advised me on numerous issues regarding Marjorie’s dog including breed, identification and the different ways he or she can help their owner.

Our upcoming Diabetes Alert Dog Fashion Show will  feature dogs of all breeds dressed to the nines followed by a Diabetic Alert Dogs presentation from Debby Kay and certified diabetes educator, Kathy Gold RN, MSN, CDE, FAADE.

Did you know Diabetes Alert Dogs are trained to alert owners with diabetes in advance of low (hypoglycemia) or high (hyperglycemia) blood sugar events before they become dangerous? That way their handlers can take steps to return their blood sugar to normal such as using glucose sweets or taking insulin.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to teach your dog to sense your oncoming low blood sugars and actually alert you to them?

Renowned dog expert Debby Kay provides an overview of the basics of dog training and dog care and details how your dog can sense your blood sugars and respond in different ways depending on whether your blood sugar is high or low. Respected diabetes educator Kathy Gold shares information on treating hypoglycemia and/or high hyperglycemia for people living with diabetes.

Mosaic Central Farm Market opened in the heart of the vibrant Mosaic District in Fairfax, Virginia. The market features over 60 vendors during the April-December season.

Mosaic Central Farm Market

2910 District Avenue

Fairfax, VA 22031

LISTEN NOW: Author Mark Dagostino guests on Diabetes Late Nite inspired by the Isley Brothers. Professional Animal Trainer, Debby Kay, who specializes in scent detection work with dogs talks about the power of the human-animal connection along with Terri Seidman and Mama Rose Marie.

Throughout the podcast we will be playing selected songs from The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983), a monumental 23-disc box set collection chronicling the sonic evolution and abiding achievements of the unprecedented R&B ensemble courtesy of SONY MUSIC. This box set follows The Isley Brothers through their transformation from a 1950’s doo-wop/gospel vocal group into the world’s preeminent R&B rock ‘n’ soul powerhouse party band.



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