Every year, diabetes affects millions of adults and children worldwide, and every year, the numbers continue to increase, as does the cost of treating the disease.
Diabetes affects how blood sugar or glucose is used and stored in the body. Glucose is crucial to how the body and mind function as it is its main source of fuel. There are 2 types of diabetes, Type 1 and 2, each of which has varying causes that lead to too much sugar in the blood, which can lead to serious health issues. Until recently, the only way to deal with diabetes is through constant insulin monitoring through diet, exercise, and/or injections. Stem Cell therapy may offer a more viable solution by addressing the source, not the symptoms.
Type 1 Diabetes is classified by the body’s inability to grow beta cells which produce insulin and regulate glucose levels in the blood. Also referred to as juvenile diabetes, when the immune system attacks beta cells, disabling their ability to produce insulin. Without fully functioning beta cells, patients have to rely on insulin injections to help keep glucose levels in check.
The use of Stem Cells has the potential to counteract this need by stimulating the regeneration and growth of new cells. Stem cells are rich in peptides, collagen, proteins, and growth factors vital for new beta cells’ growth.
These therapies have great potential to drastically reduce the need for insulin pumps and injections while also reducing many diabetic symptoms including:
- Blurred vision
- Excess appetite
- Mood swings
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Weight loss
For those who suffer from Type 2 diabetes, Stem Cell therapy may be able to completely reverse the effects. With Type 2, the body does not have a problem producing insulin; instead, the issue is how it resists it. If the cells have developed this resistance, it can be harder for the body to process glucose properly. Stem Cells, more specifically mesenchymal cells, are used to regenerate more effective beta cells that can help release insulin that won’t be rejected by other cells.
Incredible results have been seen throughout many clinical trials for stem cell therapy for treating diabetes. The doctors at our Colombia facility create a concentrated therapeutic solution by manipulating the cells to proliferate (multiply) before patient introduction. This enables us to treat you with a much larger dose of stem cells to create a significantly better outcome.
If you are interested in learning more about our facility and our treatments, call us today at (844) 387-7802.