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Luke and Jedi Diabetes Service Dog

See How a Service Dog Named Jedi Saves His 7-Year-Old Owner's Life Every Day

This may just look like a dog, a sleeping boy and a number on a screen, but this, this moment right here is so much...

Posted by Saving Luke - Luke and Jedi - Fighting Type 1 Diabetes Together on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Seven-year-old Luke was sleeping inches from his slumbering mother, Dorrie Nuttall, who had no way of knowing during those late-night hours that anything was wrong with her son. Luckily for Luke, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 2 years old, his service dog, Jedi, woke up Nuttall, alerting her to her son's dangerously low (and dropping) glucose level, saving his life.

Because low blood sugar has not woken up Luke in over four years, his parents wake up every single night to check his levels and make sure he's in a safe range. But on this night, when Luke's sugar was dropping rapidly in between glucose checks, Jedi was there to make sure that someone woke up to help Luke get his levels back up — had he not, Luke could have experienced a seizure, slipped into a coma, or died.

Nuttall took to Facebook right after attending to her son to share a photo of Jedi, a sleeping Luke, and his low blood sugar reading: "This is a picture of Jedi saving his boy. Amidst a disease that does everything in its power to make life so much harder, this is a picture of loyalty and love and perseverance. A reminder that we will not let diabetes win, that we will never give up, and that we will always fight for our children."

Nuttall is sharing Luke's story to spread awareness about Type 1 diabetes and to show the world why it's so important that we work for a cure. Read her full post above, and hear more about changing perceptions about the disease below.

One person at a time, one day at a time, together we can help change perceptions about Type 1 diabetes, so that more...

Posted by Saving Luke - Luke and Jedi - Fighting Type 1 Diabetes Together on Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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