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Diabetic dog sniffs out dangerously low blood sugar levels

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

Students at JH Rose High School got a special visit from man's best friend on Monday.

But this wasn't just any dog, it was a specially-trained service dog that can alert a diabetic if his or her blood sugar is too high or too low.

"Chance" is a 6-month-old black lab who can sniff out dangerous blood sugar levels and even call 911 in emergency situations.

Alice-Hope Spragins, who has Type 1 Diabetes, told students she's only had "Chance" for three weeks, but already calls her a "life-saver."

"Chance has dramatically changed my life in the way that she's able to prevent some dangerous lows, especially at nighttime. It can be a little anxious for diabetes because your sugar could drop and you're worried about not waking up. So she's actually woke me up a couple times for lows," said Alice-Hope Spragins, who has Type 1 Diabetes.

Spragins said the dog's speed and accuracy sometimes beats her glucose meter.

She is now trying to raise the $25,000 needed to pay for "Chance".

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