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Dulce (diabetes dog) at a Convention
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Taking a Diabetes Alert Dog with you is hard

I am going to start out by saying if you are hypo and hyper glycemic unaware that having a dog that can hp y9ou with that is invaluable, and is great for your confidence and state of mind.

However, don't do it if you just want to keep your dog with you. There are some drawbacks. First, accidents. Dulce had a few on the trip. Thankfully, she's small, I feed her really good food, and I don't let her have too many treats when we are traveling.

Most of them were caused by logistics and once I realized what we needed to do to get where we were going, we were fine. No accidents in the hotel room. One was caused because I really just wanted to get her to the dog park. One was caused because we were both being a little bit stubborn. Still not sure what was up with that.

Austin was dog friendly. There was a dog park close to the hotel which we used the first two days – Wednesday and Thursday were just too busy. There was a regular city park across from the Hilton and they were VERY pet friendly. Probably worth it to stay there.

The Holiday Inn where we did stay at wasn't too bad. Just not as much grass.

The other thing is that your medical business is out there for everyone to see. Not as bad as say a wheel chair or a white cane, but it's out there. Since I'm a teacher AND it was a teacher conference I did a LOT of education. Hopefully people will learn not to ask questions.

We did have a lot of fun though.