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CPL Launches Diabetes Alert Dog Pilot Program through Continued Partnership with Novo Nordisk

January 24, 2013


Canine Partners for Life is actively exploring the possibility of placing dogs with individuals with Type 1 diabetes for the purpose of detecting low blood sugar.  We hope to begin placing these dogs as early as 2014.  CPL thanks Novo Nordisk for their generous support that has allowed us to move forward with this new and exciting program.

Applications will now be accepted from individuals meeting the following criteria:


  • Applicants should have a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes which is well controlled.
  • Applicants should be compliant to prescribed medications and testing protocols.
  • Applicants should be over the age of 18.
  • Applicants should live within 100 miles of Cochranville, PA.
  • Applicants must have at least 2–4 episodes of low blood sugar monthly without warning or awareness.
  • Applicants and their family members must not have allergies to dogs or other limitations on the breed that can be placed with them.
  • Applicants should be looking for blood sugar alert as the primary service skill.
  • Applicants must be willing and able to participate regularly in the training sessions to be held in Cochranville, PA during business hours.
  • Applicants must be willing to commit to a full time service dog partnership, utilizing their dog 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


To apply for this pilot program, please complete the Service Dog Application and submit along with all of the materials requested within.