Dorrie Nuttall shared this photo on Facebook to tell how their service dog, a black Labrador named Jedi, saved the life of her 7-year-old son who has type 1 diabetes. According to the caption, Dorrie said her son Luke's blood sugar dropped to an unsafe level and the diabetes-sniffing service dog jumped on the bed to alert her.
Five minutes this photo of Luke and Jedi was taken, Dorrie said the family was fast asleep. There were “no alarms were going off” and “no one was checking (Luke's) blood.” After Jedi warned her, Dorrie gave her son a glucose tab to increase his blood sugar.
"We don't rely 100% on Jedi, we have the CGM and still set alarms to check Luke over night," she said. Dorrie added that "Jedi is a living breathing creature" and can sometimes "miss alerts." Luckily for Luke, when the alarms didn't do their job that night, Jedi was there to rescue him.
When Luke's blood sugar goes to the dark side, Jedi will use the force and spring in to action. Check out this video of Jedi catching Luke's low blood sugar, below.
'No Luke's or Jedi's were harmed making this video.'
"[Jedi's] alerts often beat the meters and he saves Luke from lots of the crummy feelings and health issues that go along with each. But Jedi's job goes beyond alerting, he also saves Luke from being alone, from being scared; he is his constant companion," Nuttall wrote on Facebook.