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Vaccine for diabetes type 1 could exist in 20 years

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A vaccine allowing people to live longer before developing type 1 diabetes could be available within 20 years, according to Diabetes UK.

Patients who are treated early with this vaccine could make their condition easier to manage and prevent 20 years being cut from their life expectancy, according to Alasdair Rankin, director of research at the charity.

He said he was hopeful that a vaccine to stop type 1 diabetes developing could be found, adding: 'It has the potential to be one of the big medical breakthroughs in the first half of the 21st century.'

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