Channel 12 Story

Channel 12 Story

Quail, a highly trained English Labrador retriever, isn’t just a 15-year-old boy’s best friend. The Diabetic Alert Dog also is Christian Poorten’s lifeline. She demonstrated that about a week ago by sensing that Christian’s blood sugar was dangerously low and awakening him from a sound sleep. “I love her like she’s another

human, probably like a sister,” said Christian, a freshman basketball player at Paradise Valley High School. “It’s really special that she can detect when it happens,” he said. “I was definitely shaking and sweating. I didn’t understand what was going on.”

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