I'm not sure how extensive the use of service dogs is for diabetics. Several members of the WebMD Epilepsy Community use seizure dogs for a variety of uses like barking to alert family members of a seizure or helping to prevent seizure related injuries by staying close to someone having a seizure. Here's a list of various diabetes associations where you might find additional information on service dogs: Diabetes Resources
I tried to go "no caffeine" a few months ago because I was getting a little jittery. Alas, having 2 little kids, a job that starts at 6 am and swim meets on the weekend that start at 7 am are preventing me from going w/out my fix!
I'm a 3 cups of coffee in the morning gal and I'm not drinking enough water during the day. I'm trying to remedy that by keeping a water bottle beside my computer (with a lid tightly screwed on!) and one in the car. Other than that, I'll have a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice a few mornings a week and an occasional glass of wine on the weekends.
Even slight dehydration can take a toll beyond giving you dark and smelly pee. Inadequate hydration is at the root of so many health (and skin!) issues — even ones that seem totally insignificant....random headaches, muscle cramps, or days where you feel cloudy headed/less sharp? Or maybe you deal with constipation even though you've increased your fiber intake, have super dry skin or chapped lips even when it's not winter, or always feel hungry or lethargic. Occasional light-headedness with standing can be (but not always) dehydration related.
As most of you know, I'm the WebMD community moderator. I do not have diabetes and have not had a family member or close friend who is diabetic so I had not experience with testing and injecting.
However, last weekend I went to a birthday party and sat across from a friend-of-a-friend who is Type 2. Before the food was served, he got out his kit, tested, pulled up his shirt and gave himself an injection. Of course, I knew what was going on mentioned that I moderate this community and we had a conversation about the challenges he faces. However, two friends at the table were visibly disturbed. I think I would have been more uneasy if I had my children with me - it might have freaked them out but could have opened a discussion about diabetes.
Also, we face similar discussions in the pregnancy and parenting communities about breast feeding in public.
I'm glad you got good info confused and happy you're part of our community