Dog Saves Life of Sleeping Diabetic Boy Whose Sugar Levels Were Dangerously Low

Strapped to a glucose monitor with an alarm that would go off if his blood sugar levels get dangerously low, Luke Nuttal slept soundly on March 3, 2016; unknown to Luke and his mom, Dorrie, his blood sugar was dropping fast but the alarms had not gone off because the monitor still reads 100.

But their dog, Jedi, had sensed the child’s dropping glucose levels; thus, he immediately alerted Dorrie to the condition, bowing his head low as a signal.

Dorrie glanced at the monitor but was confused to see that it was 100 and would have gone back to sleep but Jedi was quite persistent; thus, she pricked Luke’s finger to get a more accurate glucose level reading and was shocked to see that it was already 57, very much below the safe threshold of 70!

Immediately, she gave him a glucose tab to raise his blood sugar levels.

Thanking the heavens for their angel dog, Dorrie snapped a shot of Jedi with the still sleeping Luke who was unaware of the danger he was in, plus the glucose monitor showing the low reading. She shared the snapshot on social media, detailing what had just happened and praising Jedi for his actions, not just that night but for the many moments the dog had saved Luke in the past.

She pointed out, “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.

Read her full post here:

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