Dog saves diabetic 7-year-old from life-threatening situation

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Diabetes Sniffing Dog Saves 7-Year-Old Boy's Life

Dorrei Nuttall took to Facebook to praise her son's service dog and raise awareness for type 1 diabetes. Now her post has been shared almost 200,000 times.

Luke Nuttall is a 7-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes. The family's beloved dog Jedi recently alerted Luke's mom, Dorrie, to a potentially harmful medical emergency and may have saved Luke's life.

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In her post, Dorrie writes that although she does everything she can do to monitor her son's blood levels there are times when he is left vulnerable -- particularly at night. These times are when Jedi comes in. The service dog has been trained to alert Luke's parents to high and low levels of sugar.

Dorrie explains that without Jedi, there are times when she wouldn't realize that Luke is in danger.

"This is a picture of Jedi saving his boy. Saving him from highs and lows and from ever feeling alone," Nuttall writes before detailing how Jedi is a crucial part of her son's health.

You can read the full post below:

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

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