Peyton Frank is a 6 year boy from Colorado. He was diagnosed with type one Diabetes in April of 2009 when he was two. Since his diagnoses he has been hospitalized several times. On Christmas morning of 2010 Peyton woke up with a blood sugar level of 51. He had been at this low number for several hours and the entire right side of his body was in paralysis. He was rushed by ambulance to Mercy Medical center in Durango where he was given fluids and finally got him out of paralysis. He wakes up several mornings with high numbers causing him to vomit violently and usually ends up back in the ER.
In 2011 we put Peyton on an insulin pump which has helped maintain his blood sugar levels dramatically. The Diabetic Alert Dog is the missing piece of the puzzle for Peyton.
Peyton plays sports and is extremely active like all kids his age. We have special meetings with the schools and coaches to make sure his Diabetes is watched very closely. Peyton loves the outdoors and playing with all his friends.
Since Peyton's diagnosis, his mom and I get up several times in the night to check his blood sugar. The dog will wake from a dead sleep if it smells his levels changing. The dog will then get one of us up to fix it.
Peyton is a tough kid with a huge heart. Having this dog by his side watching him all the time would make life so much more comfortable and enjoyable for him.