[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.Dorrie Nuttall, Luke's mom, is acutely attuned to Jedi's signals. When his boy's blood sugar is low, Jedi bows. When it's high, he waves.
Here are a few of the things Jedi has learned this week. "Watch" is an important command -he has to give me eye contact...Posted by Saving Luke - Luke and Jedi - Fighting Type 1 Diabetes Together on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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.Luke's dog is on duty nearly all hours, and he does whatever it takes to keep his boy safe. The bond these two share is unmatched and, quite frankly, almost a little too cute to be true. "This you see right here was not trained," writes Nuttall beside a photo of Luke and Jedi during a glucose monitor insertion. "[S]eeing this love helps me deal with the fact that I can't make the needles go away." As Luke's family continues to say, until there is a cure, they have a dog. And if Jedi has anything to say about it, no danger will come to Luke while he's around. Thanks so much for all you do, Jedi! And a special thanks to Canine Hope for Diabetics for providing such a wonderful friend.