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IN People ON 15 Mar, 2016
There are people who are hell crazy for dogs such as the couple who cloned their adorable dog after his death. Undoubtedly, a dog is man's best friend, and a jail of America has made the best use of this idea by keeping its prisoners with dogs for an amazing reason.
This is the story of a hero dog that left no stones unturned in proving loyalty towards his master. Luke was suffering from type 1 diabetes. When his blood sugar dropped sharply at night while everyone was asleep at home, Black Lab Jedi saved the life of a boy in an incredible way.
Source via Facebook
The little boy was sleeping with his mom Dorrie Nuttall at night. Black Lab Jedi is a trained diabetes alert dog (DAD) who started moving around the bed to notify the low sugar level in the boy.
She wrote in her viral Facebook post: "No alarms were going off, no one was checking blood, no one was thinking about diabetes, and it's in those moments when our guards are down, when we are just living life, when we let our minds drift from diabetes, that it has the upper hand and things can get scary very fast…but thankfully we have a Jedi."
She further wrote: "I told Jedi we would watch and see, he bowed again (bowing is his low alert), I told him to get up on the bed, he held his ground didn't budge, he refused."
She added, "Then I knew he meant business and the sleepy fog started to wear off and I began to think clearer. I suddenly was fully awake, and I knew there was an issue. I pricked [Luke's] finger and got this; 57 is way too low, and by Jedi's behavior I guarantee he was dropping fast (he is still recovering from a stomach bug and anything under 70 is low). Luke was laying right next to me, just inches from me, and without Jedi I would have had no idea that he was dropping out of a safe range."
She wrote: "I took one second to take this quick picture – because in that moment while you're waiting for your child's blood sugar to come up like you've done thousands of times before and you'll do thousands of times again, it's very easy to feel alone in a world that doesn't understand all that somebody with type 1 diabetes goes through on a daily basis. So in that moment, I decided I would take a picture so I could later share this story because if we don't share our stories how would anybody ever know that this is what my son and millions of others go through every single day."
Luke was suffering from type 1 diabetes at the tender age of two. Nuttall explained: "We don't have a single member of our family [with diabetes]. I knew nothing about it. Nothing…A lot of kids die almost at diagnosis. People don't know the warning signs."
Nuttall keeps sharing the images of her cute kid and adorable dog on this Facebook page. Her aim of sharing this story is to bring awareness about type 1 diabetes for the 5% of people struggling with this disease.