Stem Cell Transplantation Promises Cure for Type 2 Diabetes

by Medindia Content Team on  February 7, 2006 at 2:54 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
Stem Cell Transplantation Promises Cure for Type 2 Diabetes
The direct implantation of stem cells into the pancreas of type 2 diabetic individuals has been found to enhance the production of endogenous insulin. In addition, it has been associated with an increase in the C Peptide levels, and a subsequent decrease in blood sugar levels.

If approved, this autologus stem cell transplantation could save a majority of the diabetics from receiving insulin or drugs to stimulate the production of insulin. It is hypothesized that the transplanted stem cells regenerate the damaged Beta cells in diabetic individuals, leading to production of insulin.

The novel approach has been conducted on nearly 16 patients, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The main advantage of the procedure is that it is a relatively safe and effective method, devoid of complications. The results of the study can be found in the Journal of the American Society of Cell Biology.

The patient's skin is cleaned with disinfectant solution and a small incision is made in the skin (over the inguinal region) following administration of local anesthesia. A very minute puncture is then made in the femoral artery. The extracted stem cells are then introduced directly into the pancreas through a synthetic tube (catheter).

With our improved understanding of stem cell biology and active research in stem cell transplantation, it would not be long before this new treatment can be instituted for cure of type to diabetes that affects more than 92% of patients, worldwide.


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Can someone tell me which hospital perform the stem cells therapy for Diabetes type 2 in Bangalore?
smb44 Wednesday, November 11, 2015
SUNILSINGHI Monday, March 28, 2011
I am suffering from Diabetic Type 2 since 1997 and I am 50yrs now. where is this treatment avaibale and the cost of this treatment. could you please send me your reply to thank for your consideration and help. Thanks Nathi
Nathann Monday, February 7, 2011
Type 2 diabetes includes insulin resistance - in other words, the body requires serveral times as much insulin as normal. Although a normal pancreas can produce about 6 times as much insulin as normally required, I don't expect this method to help it go much beyond that. May offer some help with controlling type 2 diabetes using a low-carb diet [controlled amounts of both sugar and starch], but not a full cure that would include eliminating the insulin resistance.
milesrf Wednesday, December 29, 2010
i m mother had suffered from Type 2 Diabetes mellitus since 10 yrs..she take lantus insulin injection [3 times/day]and tablets also..i heard about the STEM CELL THREAPY(or)STEM CELL TRANSPLANT (or) STEM CELL IMPLANT..but i don't know the full details about that please anybody help me to explain the full details of stem cell treatment procedure..and india this treatment is available (or) not? if available means,which hospital is doing this stem cell treatment and where it is located(hospital)?...any friends did this stem cell treatment means please give suggestion and this treatment is suitable for all diabetes patients?...then any new drug(allopathy,siddha,ayurvedic,homeopathy,unani) for type 2 diabetes mellintus means please inform to me....i expect your comments quickly and its very helpful for my mother...thank u...
successsak Monday, November 8, 2010
I am a banker and suffering from diabities type-2 since last 11 years.I am not on insulin yet. I wish to get cure of it through stem cell threapy. It is where in India available and approx cost invilved therein.
RKSadh Thursday, November 4, 2010
I am a journalist, with recent onset of type 2 diabetes . Exactly when i will be able to walk into a medical facility and got cure of this malady. Will it take years or just months. Pls tell me
Bharath10 Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I am a 57yr old female academician with Type 2 Diabetes which was diagnosed in 1986. It may have started when I was 11 years because I have a great genetic possibility as one of my grandfather had diabetes and the other heart disease.

At the age of 54 years, I have had 2 cardiac stents inserted. For nearly the past 5 yrs I have done extensive research and about centers offering SC treatment in Germany, China, and India. I have almost planned to travel to Bangalore in India for the 1st part of SC infusion.

I am a good diabetic leading a very active life working almost 16 hrs a day and traveling far and wide. I follow a strict regimen and am on insulin( 15u four times a day)along with pills. I know the risks involved living as a diabetic and wish to prevent renal failure and advanced heart disease later in life.

I believe that only one infusion at the total cost of approximately USD15 [excluding my airfare] would be needed.

offshoremed Friday, June 25, 2010
I am doctor from Mumbai,India, 40 years old, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes since 3 months. Can stem cell treatment be helpful for me?
RRJ23 Friday, February 12, 2010
yee, sir we are with this project... we are getting the results in rats...
guest Thursday, February 25, 2010
I am a general medical practioner and having type-2 DM since 12 years. At present I am 44 yrs & taking inj. lantus 30 unit and OHA. Can you suggest if the stem cell transplat will be benificial for me and where this procedure is perfomed in India.
tanmay Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I am a 42 year old man in Kenya and I would be interested in trying out the stem cell method to cure my diabetes type 2. I have had it for around 10 years
I am on tablets and unfortuntely I love the wrong type of foods, not meant for diabetes. Is there a place in india for the above treatment?

pratikkumar Monday, January 4, 2010

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