Morrison, who just celebrated his third birthday, 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 daily.
The amount of support, generosity and kindness is so appreciated,” said Melissa Sherman, Morrison’s mom. “Thank you so much to the Revery restaurant, the Bartholomew Family/Thermo King of Indiana, Martin Fine Furniture, Sherman Moving, Big Dog Flooring, Martin Nutrition & Fitness, Simplicity Siding & Windows and all of the wonderful people we have met on the Southside.”
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 Sherman, who added that her son will get his dog in about seven months.