Chushla, is just one of six registered hypoalert dogs in Britain which use their sense of smell to detect a hypoglycaemic attack. She nibbles the hand of her owner to alert her. She was adopted
'I had Chushla for just a few weeks and I was sitting on the sofa when she started jumping on me and doing little nibbles on the back of my neck.
'It turned out I was having a hypo and hadn't realised. Because I have had diabetes for over 40 years I don't recognise the early signs of a hypo which could potentially kill me.
'Chushla predicted that I was having an attack on a few occasions and now I don't have to worry because she can alert me and I can eat a couple of biscuits and be alright.
'I think she keeps predicting the attacks because I give her a chocolate nibble when she saves me.'