A senior who had suffered from type-2 diabetes for 25 years hasn’t taken insulin for 33 months after he received a regenerative islet cell transplantation.

Diabetes, particularly type 2 - the form that may develop in one's life because of poor diet and lifestyle choices - is one of the most prevalent non-communicable diseases on Earth.

China is one of the world's diabetes hotspots, with 140 million people unable to make their own insulin, and so suffer from kidney problems, blindness, amputation, and cardiovascular problems.