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Dog Alerts Diabetic Boy When Blood Sugar Needs Testing

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    For about a year now, Aidan Sgandurra, 2, of Monroe, has been living with Type 1 diabetes.His blood sugar is tested about 10 times a day and monitored so it doesn't go too high or too low. But now, it's not just mom and dad who will be keeping an eye on Aidan. Trooper, a 4-month-old lab, will also be helping. Trooper is a diabetic alert dog, which is a specially trained pup that can detect fluctuations in blood sugar about 20 minutes before a normal meter can.