Phase 2 trials of the effectiveness of stem cells in treating type 2 diabetes shows that stem cells can be effective in treating diabetes. The trial has shown that stem cell application is safe for recipients and contributes to improved blood sugar control.
As obesity rates in America and across the rest of the world continue to rise, so does incidence of type 2 diabetes. Although not the only cause of type 2 diabetes, obesity is a huge risk factor for the disease. More and more diabetics are looking further than conventional diabetes treatment and lifestyle modifications, seeking a diabetes treatment that will reverse the effects of the condition, instead of simply managing it. Whilst stem cell application in Mexico has been conducted with success in Mexico for a number of years, outside of the country, scientists and doctors are still trying to get stem cell application for diabetes approved. The trial in question trial follows a study earlier this year, that also shows the safeness and effectiveness of stem cell application in removing the life sentence, and associated complications ,of type 2 diabetes.
About type 2 diabetes
Insulin allows the cells in our bodies to absorb glucose (sugar), giving them fuel and enabling the cells to perform their function. Without insulin, sugar can’t be absorbed from the blood into cells for fuel. This results in high levels of glucose in the blood. In addition, cells are starved of the energy they need, which can lead to further complications.
In type 2 diabetes, the receptors on the outside of the cells that respond to insulin don’t work properly. This means that the cells don’t get the “instruction” to absorb glucose. As glucose levels in the blood go up, the body produces more insulin to try to reduce the blood glucose. However, as the cells don’t respond to insulin, the blood glucose levels and insulin levels continue to rise. In the long term, the extra strain put on the pancreas to produce more and more insulin can damage the pancreas and result in little or no insulin production (as seen in type 1 diabetes).
Stem cell application for type 2 diabetes uses a patient’s own stem cells, in a process called autologous stem cell application. Stem cells have the ability to turn into the cells of almost any part of the body, and are “called” to damaged sites to repair or replace damaged cells. Because stem cells have the ability to reproduce very quickly, a relatively small amount of stem cells can make a massive difference.
If you would like to know more about the range of treatable conditions that we can treat with stem cell application in Mexico, or to find out whether we could help you or someone you care about to live a life free from type 2 diabetes, contact us for a free, no obligation consultation.