Robin Ellis – Supporter
“My mother had Type 1 diabetes and I witnessed her struggles with hypos which often happened while she slept at night.
My father would miraculously awaken and be forced to call the ambulance and rush Molly to the hospital. If she’d had a dog trained to alert her, many traumatic events might have been avoided.
Her struggle informed my own reaction to Type 2 diabetes, when I was diagnosed in my 50s.”
Mr Ellis now devotes some of his time to assisting others with Type 2 diabetes (and those trying to avoid it) and is the author of three cookbooks on how to eat well with diabetes. He is a firm believer that people living with diabetes can still enjoy delicious meals that are also healthy!
He says: “I am delighted to support this outstanding venture to enlist the help of our dear canine companions to further support those with the most dangerous forms of diabetes. These dogs clearly bring great companionship, confidence and vital life-saving assistance to their owners.”