Hundreds of thousands of diabetics could be freed from insulin injections thanks to a treatment made from their own skin.
Scientists have found a way of turning skin cells into healthy pancreatic cells, which could replace those damaged in type 1 diabetes.
The breakthrough could spell the end to the grind of insulin injections.
A more natural treatment should also cut the odds of developing the disabling and deadly complications of the disease, which range from heart attacks, strokes and blindness to nerve and circulatory damage and amputations.
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