The Alabama nursing student whose brave kidnapping escape was caught on a gas station's surveillance video last week revealed that her insulin pump played a role in her getaway. 

In an exclusive interview with the Today show on Monday, Brittany Diggs, 25, said the faint light of her insulin pump helped her find the emergency release lever in her trunk. (Since September 2001, all new cars must have such a lever there.) 

Diggs waited until the gunman who abducted her was pulling out of the gas station before she yanked the latch and leapt from the vehicle. She described what was going through her mind, knowing she had just seconds to act. "I'm holding the latch like this, waiting for him to get back in the car."

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