A mom is crediting a black lab named Jedi for saving the life of her 7-year-old son, Luke, who has type 1 diabetes.
According to a Facebook page set up to follow Luke and Jedi, she said her son was laying next to her in bed sleeping for the night, just inches away. Without even knowing it, his blood sugar was dropping dangerously low, she said.
Jedi, who is a diabetic alert dog, sprang in to action.
She said in the post:
Jedi jumped off the bed, then back on again, though I felt him do this I didn’t wake up. Then Jedi laid on me. I woke up. He jumped off the bed and half on and would not budge when I told him to get back up. I got out of bed, he bowed, Luke’s CGM said he was 100 steady. So 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. 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 his 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).
She gave her son a glucose tab to raise his blood sugar and then took a photo of Luke and Jedi. According to the post, Jedi is a service dog — he has been trained to alert to highs and lows in Luke’s blood sugar levels. Jedi catches dropping blood sugar levels before they go too low.
The post went on:
This is a picture of a 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.
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