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Of all the diseases that are worthy subjects of stem cell research, diabetes is one that deserves the most attention from scientists. Diabetes is a very common condition. Latest estimates suggest 37.3 million United States residents have diabetes, which is more than 11% of the USA population.
There are ways in which stem cells can support the response to diabetes and improve a diabetic patient’s quality of life.
There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that leads immune cells in the pancreas to destroy the insulin-generating tissue. The result is that the patient becomes deficient in insulin, which is necessary to regulate blood sugar levels.
Type 2 diabetes is a much more common condition. It is believed that between 90% and 95% of those 37.3 million Americans with the disease have Type 2 diabetes. In this case, tissues do not respond to the insulin produced (insulin resistance), so the pancreas continues to make more insulin to try to get it to respond. Eventually, the pancreas can’t keep up, blood sugar rises, and diabetes develops.
In both instances, the result is an inability to regulate your blood-glucose levels. It is possible to manage the effects of both forms of diabetes using regular medication. But it is hoped that with successful stem cell research, diabetes can be countered by a less intrusive and exhausting solution.
Some stem cell research into diabetes has shown already that it is possible to use stem cell treatment to support the body’s tissue regeneration, support the growth of new blood vessels and restore the production and distribution of insulin.
Stem cells are undifferentiated, which means they can be used by your body in a variety of ways – most compellingly by supporting healthy and functioning tissue regeneration.
The stem cells we use at the Stemwell Clinic are harvested from the umbilical cord tissue of healthy, full-term, volunteer donors. They can be applied directly to a site that is causing problems or intravenously. In the case of Type 1 diabetes in particular, stem cell therapy can support the regeneration of healthy insulin-producing pancreatic cells.
As scientists continue to support more stem cell research, diabetes sufferers will hope that their efforts make a significant difference for the many millions of people who live with this debilitating disease.
Our staff at the Stemwell Clinic are trained and highly experienced in supporting people with a range of physical conditions. In every case, we take the time to learn precisely what your issue is so that we can plot a course ahead and draw up a personalized treatment plan.
Your first step is to get in touch so that we can share our knowledge of stem cell therapy and the potential positive outcomes it may lead to. Please contact us today so that you can find out more about stem cell therapy.
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Stem cell therapy offers no guarantees and is not promoted as a cure. This is similar to many other medical treatments. Reviewing the patient’s medical history is necessary to determine stem cell therapy eligibility. Any personal information provided is for internal and medical use with our medical providers only. The Stemwell Health headquarters is located in McLean, Virginia. Stemwell Health Virginia is not a stem cell treatment facility or surgical center. Treatments are not conducted anywhere in the US, since these advanced therapies are not yet FDA-approved. All cell therapies are conducted in Colombia where it is regulated by the ministry of health, INVIMA (Columbia’s FDA equivalent) and other local authorities. All treatments are performed within the country’s legal limits and regulatory framework where the specific medical provider practices.