Diabetes Dogs are invaluable to saving lives

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Diabetes Dogs are invaluable to saving lives

Post by eddie on Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:35 pm

Saw this on Facebook and had to share it:



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 more. This is a picture of Jedi saving his boy. Saving him from highs and lows and from ever feeling alone.

5 minutes before I took this picture we were all asleep. 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.

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).

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. He has never woken up on his own for a low in over 4 and a half years. We are his safety net, he goes to bed every night, and although he doesn't know it he relies 100% on us to keep him safe overnight. That's why we check his blood sugar overnight, every night, and we have every tool, every monitor, and have spent everyday of the last 3 years training Jedi to alert to highs and lows, because type 1 diabetes is relentless and we need as much help as we can get.

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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Good low Jedi, yes it's time for a late night puppy party. ❤️

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Post by sassy on Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:57 pm

Thats brilliant.
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Post by Lord Foul on Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:59 pm

amazing what you can train a dog to isnt it....

I'm gobsmacked....
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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:02 am

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Post by eddie on Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:25 pm

Ah that was brilliant Ben. They really are wonderful animals.
We have a school not far from us that train the dogs for the blind, they mostly use golden Labradors, they are such lovey, dogs.
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Post by sassy on Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:55 pm

They know that dogs can also sniff out cancer, they are amazing creatures, what would we do without them.
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Post by eddie on Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:06 pm

I've literally just watched a video about that on Facebook
Was trying to find it on YouTube but got distracted
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Post by sassy on Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:08 pm

Amazing isn't it!
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Post by eddie on Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:14 pm

It's incredible. Absolutely incredible!
I'm sure there are many other things to discover using dogs.

I'm sure they have ESP
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Post by sassy on Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:20 pm

eddie wrote:It's incredible. Absolutely incredible!
I'm sure there are many other things to discover using dogs.

I'm sure they have ESP

They certainly have senses we don't, or have lost over the years.
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