STEM CELL TREATMENT OF DIABETES TYPE 2
Type II diabetes used to be known as maturity onset, or non-insulin dependent diabetes. Although Type II diabetes typically affects individuals over the age of 40, today it occurs at an increasingly younger age, especially in people who have a family history of diabetes.
Diabetes Mellitus Type II is by far the most common form, affecting 85 – 90% of all people with uncontrolled diabetes. They suffer life threatening consequences.
Hyperglycemia is a common contributor to a number of complications like:
1) Heart and vascular diseases.
2) Eye and kidney complaints.
3) Damage to nerve cells (neuropathy).
Diabetes Type II can also be managed with adult stem cells from adipose tissue. Treatment with stem cells shows marked reduction in insulin requirement of the patients. This means better quality of life for the patients and also lesser number of injection of insulin.
A specialist in Swiss Medica found that autologous adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells of patients with Type II diabetes mellitus 30-70 years old with triple oral hypoglycemic agent failure and on insulin will lead to abolition or reduction of insulin requirement by 80% or more in these patients over a 6-month period. We suppose that mesenchymal stem cell in these patients lead to increased angiogenesis, section of various cytokines and upregulation of pancreatic transcription factors and Vascular endotherlial growth factors and creates a micro-environment which support beta cell/resident stem cell activation and survival.
How can Stem Cell Help?
- Presently, the diabetes Type II patients are managed by life style changes, drugs or by insulin injections.
- This has its own disadvantages and side effects including immunity to insulin.
- Diabetes Type I is an auto immune disease and cannot be managed without insulin.
- The treatment reduces the dependence on insulin, thus reducing the side effects of drugs and insulin.
- Decreases chances of effects of diabetes on other systems like retinal myopathy, cardiac myopathy, renal myopathy, etc.
The stem Cell treatment can be used to repair, rejuvenate and reactivate the insulin producing cells in the pancreas.
- Stem Cell treatment of diabetes is based on the implantation of stem cells obtained from the patient’s own adipose tissue.
- Simple but very effective.
- Nature’s own way repairing broken cells and tissues.
- Low or no risk of tumours or other side effects.
- Lower overall risk of treatment
- Lesser side effects have beneficial effects on the body and avoid the effect of uncontrolled diabetes on other systems.