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Hypo-alert dog comes to aid of young girl with diabetes

A precious pooch named Shirley is leaving quite the paw print on a young girl's life. According to the Daily Mail, the canine came to six-year-old Rebecca Farrar's rescue when she went into diabetic shock.

Shirley has been trained to be a "hypo-alert" dog, which means she can detect blood sugar levels in the sweat of diabetes patients. The animals often help people who suffer from the disease avoid passing out as well as a trip to the hospital.

"Despite all the noise and unfamiliar smells in the room, Shirley went straight under the table to Rebecca's open medical bag and fished the sugar-testing kit out and brought it to me," Claire, the young girl's mother, told the news source.

Rebecca has type 1 diabetes and is required to have multiple insulin injections every day. She has also been admitted to the hospital on numerous occasions.

Shirley isn't the first type of medical alert dog to save a human's life. Pooches have also been known to tip their human handlers off before the onset of a seizure or psychotic episode.ADNFCR-2796-ID-19867826-ADNFCR
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