Diabetic patients could be relieved off from the regular insulin injections they have to take, studies say.
The successful regeneration of the cells destroyed by diabetes gives rays of hope for the diabetic patients.
The study was conducted in diabetic mice with type 1 diabetes by the researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston. They found out that a combination of four drugs along with enzyme alpha 1 antitrypsin worked effectively to boost up the immune system. This prevented the disease's degenerative effect upon the beta cells of pancreas. Since beta cells are involved with insulin production, the new finding may relieve off the diabetic patients from taking the daily injections. The chemicals produced by the body to ease out inflammation also led to the regeneration of insulin-producing pancreatic cells.
Dr Iain Frame, of Diabetes UK, said: "This could potentially be very important research in finding a better treatment for diabetes."
Up until last year, the researchers succeeded only in stopping the degeneration of cells, but they could not produce any results with regeneration.
This new finding could make treatment for diabetics more effective in coming days.