Morrison, who will celebrate his third birthday at the dinner, was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in January. His tiny fingers are poked up to 12 times daily to test his blood, and he receives four to six injections of insulin every day.
Although Morrison’s diet is closely monitored, other factors affect his blood glucose levels, including stress, emotions, sickness and how active he is. Since his numbers can drop to dangerous levels with no warning, alarms are set to check his levels throughout the night.
This is where a diabetic alert dog comes into play. It is trained to alert to highs and lows and is often more reliable and accurate than technology, said Melissa Sherman, Morrison’s mom.
All proceeds from the dinner will be donated to Morrison’s cause. Donations may be made online at www.gofundme.com/morrisonsalertdog. Info: 317-413-1467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.