Nature Journal has published peer-reviewd research showing the ability to take cells for a T1D of 20+ years and differentiate them into pluripotent beta cells (insulin producing) Nature (very scientific): http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13287.html.
CNN (understandable version):
Just consider the new treatments that can be made using your OWN beta cells. This could open up many new methods and modalities of treatments and could be a huge step forward. I would not be half as excited if this article was not published in Nature, an esteemed, peer-reviewed journal. What do you think?