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Internet Raises $13,000 So Boy With Diabetes Can Get Alert Dog Who Could Save His Life

By Alexandra Zaslow

They say a dog is man’s best friend, but for 7-year-old Nicholas Keim from Citrus Heights, Calif., he is so much more.

When he was 18 months old, Nicholas, who has Down syndrome, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, according to the GoFundMe page his parents set up to raise money for a diabetic alert dog.

It can be hard to know if his blood sugar is at a dangerous level, and Nicholas has a difficult time communicating, so this type of dog is trained to alert his parents, Krista and Chris Keim, when Nicholas’ blood sugar …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green