This is us

Welcome to our blog about our life with Frankie, our Diabetic Alert Dog (DAD).

We, that is Dom and Katie, have been a couple since 2008. We met at university and have been inseperable ever since. Dom is a type one diabetic and has lived with this chronic disease since 1982.

In 2012, we decided it was time for our little family to grow – so we looked for and found Frankie. She is an Australian Shepherd and it’s her job to keep Dom safe. She has been trained to detect low and high blood sugar levels. Once she sniffs out a bad sugar level, she warns Dom so he can take the necessary action.

Read more about her training, her mission and our daily lives with type one diabetes and Frankie, our four-legged hero.