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Expert: new diabetes treatment is "nearly there"

There's been a possible breakthrough in the treatment of diabetes which it's claimed could transform the lives of thousands of sufferers in the region.

A new implant would serve as an artificial pancreas. It would be surgically implanted into the body and release a precise amount of insulin into the bloodstream, removing the need for injections.

The prototype has taken twenty years and £1 million to develop and some in the medical community think it has far-reaching possibilities.

There are more than 300,000 people in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire with diabetes. Expert Dr Trudi Deakin spoke to Duncan and Christine about the implications for some of those people.