The Saratoga Sun -

Rescue to rescuer


Allie, a dog that was homeless and in a shelter about a year ago, is now a Diabetic Alert Dog (DAD) in the home of the Scott family of Medicine Bow.

The family of eight realize Allie is not to be treated like their other dog, Sara, who gets attention from all members of the family. Allie is solely for their youngest, four-year-old Liam, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1) when he was just 14 months old. T1 is an autoimmune disease of the pancreas that prevents the organ from making insulin.

Currently, there is no cure. The lifelong condition usually requires injections of i...

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