Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, it is a disease that occurs when our blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is our main source of energy and comes mainly from the food we eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose get into our cells to convert into energy. In type 2 diabetes, our body is unable to produce enough insulin, causing too much glucose stay in our blood and fail to reach our cells.
It is estimated that 415 million adults have diabetes worldwide, and a further 318 million adults are estimated to have impaired glucose tolerance, and thus, be at high
risk of developing diabetes in the future. ①
Type 2 diabetes most often develops in people over age 45. However, due to the unhealthy diet and habits of modern lifestyle, it is more likely for diabetes type 2 to develop among children, teenagers, and young adults.
① Federation. ID. IDF diabetic atlas. 7th ed. http://www.idforg/idf-diabetes-atlas-seventh-edition
Serious Complications Caused By Type 2 Diabetes:
- Organ damage including damage to the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and nerves
- Heart attack and/or stroke
- Foot ulcers, infection and limb amputation
- Kidney failure
Nowadays treatments can only maintian the blood glucose levels, but it is unable to reverse type 2 diabetes.
How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help In Treating Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers have shown mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the potential to treat many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes. Novavida uses MSCs for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
MSCs have the ability to differentiate, self-renew, suppress the immune system, reduce inflammation, repair tissue, and are considered an ideal option in treating type 2 diabetes.
Mesenchymal stem cells have the potentials to:
- Differentiate into insulin;
- Regenerate pancreatic cells;
- Restore beta cell function and mass;
- Convert alpha cell to beta cells;
- Reduce inflammation and insulin resistance.
For patients receiving mesencchymal stem cells treatment for type 2 diabetes, it is possible to see improvements in any one or multiple disease-related complications such as stabilization of blood sugar levels, lower blood sugar levels, frequent urination, fatigue, poor wound healing, etc.
Mesenchymal stem cells are a promising treatment for type 2 diabetes patients. Treatment at Novavida Integrative Medical Center may improve the symptoms and long-term complications of type 2 diabetes.
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