Stem Cell Therapy For Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose is too high, your blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. The pancreas produces a hormone called insulin to help the glucose from food to get into your cells to use it for energy. Sometimes your body can’t make enough or any insulin at all, when this happens the glucose stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can create health problems.

There are a variety of factors to the evolution of diabetes, such as genetics, unhealthy eating habits, living a sedentary life and more increases the chances of developing this disorder.

There are 2  common types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 Diabetes: 

Your body doesn’t produce insulin as your immune system attacks and destroys the cells in your pancreas.

  • Type 2 Diabetes:

Your body doesn’t produce or use insulin well, and you can develop this type of diabetes at any age, even during childhood.

Approximately one in 10 Americans suffer from diabetes, with nearly 200,000 cases affecting people under the age of 20.

The use of mesenchymal stem cells for diabetes may offer an alternative for treating Type 2 Diabetes, as mesenchymal stem cells have proven to improve the function of the pancreas, prevent cell death and reduce insulin resistance. Mesenchymal stem cells may also generate new insulin-producing cells. The intravenous (IV) application of stem cells has shown to regenerate beta cells of the pancreas.