Published: Jul 16, 2013 5:42 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News was at the airport today when a Hendry County mom got a life-saving gift for her two boys.

Her sons, ages 3 and 6, suffer from type 1 diabetes, but now they can sleep easier at night, thanks to Ace. The 7-month-old yellow lab is trained to sense when the children's blood sugar is too high or too low.

The boys' mother says the dog is a gift from above.