My brother's girlfriend has type 1 diabetes and she mentioned some Canadian study that may prove to provide a cure for diabetes. She didn't give me a whole lot of details, but she said that by removing the pain (?) neurons around the nonfunctional Insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, some scientists had been able to restore the function of the cells. She mentioned that in a year or so they'd be done with their human tests, and she's excited about the implications of such a study.
I feel pretty uninformed, and I'm suprised I haven't heard more about such a study. I ran a quick internet search and couldn't find anything that matched what she had told me.
Does anyone have any information? I'd like to learn more.