Eight-year-old Mia Jansa with her pet cat Pippa
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Rescue cat saves diabetic girl's life 20 times

27 March 2014 Last updated at 14:03 GMT

A rescue cat has been performing rescues of her own - by sensing when her owner's blood sugar levels are dangerously low.

The black and white cat, called Pippa, alerts family members when diabetic Mia Jansa, 8, is about to suffer a hypoglycaemic episode.

Since the Whitstable family adopted the cat from the RSPCA in August, she has saved Mia's life about 20 times.

Laura told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "She came to the rescue really... She's one in a million, definitely".