Lady walking her standard Sugar Dog!
Our best activity every day is walking our dogs. Get up and go! Pat did and she literally walked off her diabetes medication. So did Jani who is now living a very healthy life in FL! Irene, Cappy and Max walk a lot and Irene’s reduced her insulin to just a few units! Great work! Please test your BG before walking and follow your doctor’s orders about when NOT to exercise.
In the global community of Sugar Dogs International, it is impossible for us to list every Pet activity. Occasionally, we list items of interest in our local area. Your community may offer Pet events too. As Dr. Deepak Chopra says, “Google it.”
We encourage you to get out and take your Sugar Dog! Our local community relies on THE NEW BARKER, our official dog magazine, to get the word out on socialization events for dogs and their people. Please share your photos and events with them!
We request that you please keep your Sugar Dog’s health and vet visits current. Also, know that while you are out and about you are empowered to limit others “petting” your service dog. If they ask to pet, it is OK to say “No, Sugar Dog’s Name is a service dog and s/he’s working.” Generally, people ‘get it’ that it’s distracting to the dog. This is a nice time to have a Sugar Dogs International brochure or two in your pocket.
And yes, sometimes, your Sugar Dog will alert to someone else. If it happens please remember to give them a Sugar Dogs International brochure!
Also available: personal training visit to your area is easily arranged. Please email us to plan for our lodging, dietary and transportation requirements.
In our local area the JDRF suggests the following Support and Social groups on a monthly basis:
All Children’s Hospital Support Group
Contact: Ana Warren
Meets monthly at the All Children’s Hospital Outpatient Care Center
Safety Harbor Area Caregiver Support Group
Contact: Sam Jarczynski
Meets at the Safety Harbor Community Center
Tampa Bay Area Teen Group
Contact: Bailey Sullivan
Meetings to be scheduled monthly
Students With Diabetes
Contact: Nicole Johnson
Meets the first Tuesday of every month
Tampa General Hospital invites you to attend “Sweet Ones” Adult Diabetes Support Group. This group of adults meets the fourth Saturday of every month at the Tampa General Hospital Community Health Education Center in Hyde Park in Tampa, FL from 1 to 2:30 PM. To RSVP and for more information, contact TGH Diabetes Educator Laura Gil: (813) 844-8091
Also, Tampa General Hospital offers a 2-day class for diabetics and one caregiver. It is the BEST American Diabetic Association certified class of its kind in the USA. Its teaching team has won many awards. Looking for a great break? Fly to Tampa and take this course. It’s in a beautiful location, with hotels and great restaurants nearby. You need a prescription to participate.
Please see the Archives Page to see where we’ve been.
As Paula suffered four (4) fractures in June 2016 and remains housebound, no outside activities are planned at this time.
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