Cells that change jobs to fight diabetes

Diabetes is characterized by persistent high blood sugar levels that occur when certain cells in the pancreas — the insulin-producing cells — are destroyed or are no longer able to secrete insulin. Researchers have now succeeded in showing how part of the pancreatic cells, which usually produce other hormones, can take over from the damaged cells by starting to produce insulin. These results lead to envision entirely new therapeutic strategies. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181022124004.htm