Stem Cell Treatment for Diabetes

The goal of stem cell treatment for diabetes is to stop the patient’s immune systems from destroying the pancreatic islet cells that produce insulin. After being treated with their own stem cells, some patients have been able to live without their insulin injections. Similarly promising results have been achieved on patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, by injecting their own cells into the pancreatic artery.

Diabetes, a chronic condition affecting over 150 million people worldwide, prevents your body from turning your food into energy. Instead glucose stays in your bloodstream, and left untreated can result in a range of complications.
There are three types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes – the type that starts in childhood; Type 2 diabetes – the most common form of diabetes; and gestational diabetes that appears during pregnancy and generally disappears after giving birth. The percentage of people suffering from type 2 diabetes is increasing rapidly, to the point where many medical authorities are referring to it as an epidemic.
Stem cell research done in Brazil on type 1 diabetes patients has shown very promising results. The goal of this treatment is to stop the patient’s immune systems from destroying the pancreatic islet cells that produce insulin, which regulates concentrations of sugar in the blood. After being treated with their own stem cells, some patients have been able to live without their insulin injections. This is the first time type 1 patients have been able to give up their dependence on insulin from outside sources. Elsewhere, similarly promising results have been achieved on patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, by injecting their own cells into the pancreatic artery. Other studies are researching treatment options using embryonic stem cells.
 

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