Dog Wakes Mom Up In The Middle Of The Night Only To Find Out Her Son’s In Danger

Jedi the dog saved young the life of his companion Luke. Jedi has been with Luke and his family since he was a puppy and the two are best mates, sleeping together every night.

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What is special about this relationship is that Luke suffers from type 1 diabetes and Jedi has been specially trained to detect even minor changes in the boy’s blood sugar. Proving his skills and abilities and certainly his worth, he could well have saved the life of young Luke the other night. Jedi went into Luke’s mother’s bedroom in the middle of the night to wake her from her sleep.

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Jedi has been specially trained to detect any significant changes in the boy’s blood sugar levels, either high or low. Despite expensive equipment to monitor this, the dog is still relied on as well and thankfully so. When the dog woke Luke’s mother up, she realized that something must be wrong. She immediately went to check on her son but all the equipment said that there were no issues with the boy’s blood sugar.

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Dorrie Nuttall was confused but the dog looked insistent so she tested Luke’s blood. Sure enough, his levels were dangerously low at -57. She quickly gave him a glucose tablet to restore his blood sugar, possibly saving his life. Perhaps not the Star Wars kind but Jedi proved himself to be a superhero that night. The scientific community is not exactly how these therapy dogs smell or detect the changes in blood sugar but it clearly works.

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We know most dogs have a really keen sense of smell and this is not the fist time Jedi has alerted the adults of the house to a problem. These specially trained dogs are not cheap and it costs in the region of $15,000 to adopt a dog capable of noticing changes in blood sugar. The dogs are adopted from the Dogs Assisting Diabetes Foundation, a non-profit organization.

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Rather expensive but a small price to pay for the life of your child.