Living with type-1 diabetes is challenging. You have to monitor your blood sugar very carefully, and if it drops too low or spikes, you could be in grave danger.
Tyler lives in Arkansas and has type-1 diabetes, he also has Sinatra, a service dog.
Sinatra’s job is to detect any dangerous changes in Tyler’s blood sugar before it is too late.
According to Can Do Canines, dogs can be trained to monitor smells in the breath of humans that signals a dangerous drop in blood sugar.
The dog then alerts their human to take action. Tyler said that service dog Sinatra has helped save his life many times over the last few years.
Sinatra hasn’t just helped Tyler keep track of his blood sugar, he has also helped the teen overcome depression due to his illness.
Tyler used to feel like an outcast, and no teenager ever wants to feel like that! At one point, Tyler even contemplated suicide.
Sinatra and Tyler are inseparable, they both go to classes every day, and both are quite popular on campus.
Sinatra had become such a fixture at the school, he even got his picture in the yearbook! Recently, the pair graduated from high school!
Don’t they look ‘smart’ in their cap and gown?! Here is a shot of Tyler and Sinatra making their way to the stage to accept the diploma!
Tyler wants to raise awareness about the impact diabetes has on people’s lives. We know he will make a difference and with Sinatra by his side – they are unstoppable!
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