Type 1 Diabetes is a serious condition wherein the pancreas is unable to produce a sufficient amount of a peptide hormone known as Insulin which is responsible for the proper processing of glucose. Formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes, the disease is often diagnosed in younger ages with it being detected normally within childhood to adolescence.
Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes is largely concerned with managing blood sugar levels via diet, lifestyle and regular Insulin shots. While it has been considered incurable for the longest time, researchers are steadily making progress in developing a treatment to rid diabetics of their dependence on Insulin Injections.
Stem Cells and Type 1 Diabetes
The Barbara Davis Center (BDC) for Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one of the world’s largest diabetes programs, is exploring the use of Stem Cells to treat Type 1 Diabetes. At present, Type 1 Diabetics have to regularly receive Insulin Injections. The inability to receive the added Insulin can prove to be life threatening. A reality that diabetics consider on a daily basis. The eventual hope is that the Stem Cell Therapy (SCT) being developed by the researchers will allow the body to regain the ability to effectively synthesise glucose.
Holger Russ, an assistant professor at the BDC mentions that people who are dependent on Insulin Injections must be constantly aware of their sugar levels each day. The Stem Cell Treatment, currently being developed would potentially have a huge positive effect on the lives of these patients.
The research is already ongoing. Definitive results and an eventual approval of treatment will still take several years. According to Russ, the treatment being developed is already a decade in the making. He expressed confidence in their work, stating that it will be available within our lifetimes. The end goal of the study is to successfully predict Type 1 Diabetes and prevent it from doing any harm. With the aid of Stem Cells, researchers seek to create cells that are able to handle the functions that a diabetic’s body is unable to execute. From there, we also come much closer to the formulation of drugs to prevent and treat Type One Diabetes.
Stem Cell Therapy is a relatively new method of treatment that is being successfully utilised to treat various ailments, many of which were previously considered to be incurable. Presently, this therapy is being administered to mitigate the effects of various conditions including neurological illness, auto-immune dysfunctions, brain and spinal cord injuries, as well as numerous forms of cancer.
Unique Access Medical is a leading provider of Integrative Treatments which includes Stem Cell Therapy. Patients receive this treatment in conjunction with numerous treatments to allow for the best possible chances for recovery. Procedures are delivered in world-class facilities by medical experts with the use of cutting-edge technology and research.
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