BBC News – Health – Halt and reverse type 1 diabetes with existing drug, say experts

By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent

A team of scientists say they have found a way to pause and reverse type 1 diabetes in mice using an existing drug.

They used an anti-cancer drug to target immune cells that attack the pancreas.

In the small study, 22% of treated mice went into remission and had normal blood sugar levels for months.

Experts say the results are a .

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