A 3-year-old girl in Texas who suffers from a rare form of infant diabetes wouldn’t be alive today if she didn’t have a diabetic alert dog, her mother says. Sarah Wilson says she considers her dog family after he saved her daughter’s life on numerous occasions.
The diabetic alert dog joined the family two years ago, and Wilson is confident 3-year-old Faith, a Type 1 Diabetic since she was 9 months old, wouldn’t be alive without her. Ruby is trained to detect drops in blood sugar levels, and Faith’s condition causes her blood sugar to reach dangerous levels up to 30 times each day. Ruby’s powers of detection are remarkable: the first night she spent with her new family, she alerted four times.