Adult Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes
Diabetes is one of the most challenging conditions because of its high risk of complications and continuous demands. While your condition may be in control, there is no way to reverse or prevent the disease from occurring. Stem Cell Therapy works to address the issues, causing your body to malfunction when regulating blood glucose levels by making use of the body’s fatty powerful healing cells.
Tackling Type I Diabetes from Inside
In the case of the type one diabetes (T1D) under attack, there are two things involved. They are the pancreas and the tiny blood vessels carrying blood rich in oxygen to the insulin-producing cells and pancreas. Research reveals the importance of the blood vessels in restoring and supporting the production of insulin. This makes it a primary goal to help new blood vessels to grow as the diabetes stem cell therapy.
The healing cells located in the adipose tissue can help pancreas damage heal as well as promoting the production of the insulin-producing cells. The capability to develop new blood vessels carrying oxygen to the insulin-producing cells to support stronger insulin distribution and production is the most important part of the cells to fight (T1D). The immune system is modulated by the fat-derived stem cells. They are used to alter the destructive attacks to the insulin-producing cells in your pancreas.
Tackling Type II Diabetes to Restore
Patients who have type two diabetes (T2D) experience slow insulin production and a decreased sensitivity to the insulin created. This is a condition referred to as insulin resistance. The adult stem cell therapy for T2D diabetes target the increased sensitivity of the insulin receptors to cause the repair to the pancreas as well as the blood vessels to insulin distribution and production in the body for improvement.
How Stem Cell Therapy Works
The stem cells located in your adipose fatty tissue are called the MSC stem cells. They are likened to the small doctors who correct and diagnose individual areas of the human body. They migrate to sites of injury or damage within the pancreas. They also turn the body’s healing capacity by:
- Improving insulin sensitivity
- Replacing and repairing damaged cells
- Promoting the survival of the insulin-producing cells
- Stimulating improved blood flow and the growth of new blood vessels
- Preventing destructive attacks from the immune system
- Preventing further tissue, cell death
Stem cell therapy also reduces your dependence on the injected insulin or other diabetes medication.
The Difference Between Diabetes Type I and II
Because the presence of insulin works to maintain the blood-sugar level in your body, it is important to understand how these hormones work. The pancreas produces insulin that enables the absorption of glucose that can be stored for future energy demands.
Type 1 diabetes is a disorder in the autoimmune response system where your immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in your body. This makes your pancreas unable to produce insulin.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce insulin as much as it is healthy. Sometimes it occurs when your body resists the insulin effects.
The glucose levels in your body will not be regulated correctly if your body does not produce insulin as stated above. This can result in long-term complications such as kidney failure, diabetic neuropathy, stroke, and heart disease.
Stem Cell Therapy to Cure Type 1 Diabetes: From Hype to Hope (May, 2013) in Stem Cells Translational Medicine. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23572052
Adipose stem cell-based regenerative medicine for the reversal of hyperglycemia (June, 2014) in World Journal of Diabetes. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4058728/
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatment of the Complications of Diabetes Mellitus (January, 2011) in STEM CELLS. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/stem.556