Diabetic alert dog to help Enid girl and family manage disease
Kaleigh Buckminster, 3, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 13 months old. In about two months, she will receive Memphis, a diabetic alert dog who will tell her parents and other adults when Kaleigh’s levels are too low or high.
Every two hours, every night, an alarm goes off in Taylor and Joy Buckminster’s bedroom.
And every two hours, every night, Taylor or Joy gets up and checks their daughter’s blood sugar.
This is a routine the parents have had for the past two years. And there have been times when someone didn’t wake up for an alarm.