Stem Cell Transplantation Promises Cure for Type 2 Diabetes

by Medindia Content Team on  February 7, 2006 at 2:54 PM Drug News
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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?

I AM SUFFERING FROM DIABITIES TYPE 2 SINCE 10 YRS AND AM 44 YRS NOW.I AM TAKING ONLY MEDICINE.CAN STEM CELL THERAPY HELP ME.KINDLY SEND REPLY ON MY EMAIL ID tulsifashion@yahoo.com.

Nathann

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 nate1963@live.ca. thank for your consideration and help. Thanks Nathi

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.

i m sak..my 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 treatment..so 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...

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