Medical doctors in the city of Amman, Jordan, are coming close to finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The research was done by transplanting stem cells into the pancreas which were extracted from patients themselves. This helped modulate the immune system and keep the insulin-producing cells alive.
New Diabetes Research
The research was done using stem cells taken from the patient’s own blood. Shortly after being injected, the pancreas starts producing insulin. Not only that, other benefits that patients have experienced is the modulation of their disease-fighting T Cells, that help stop the immune attack on beta cells, which are insulin-producing cells. The implantation requires no general anesthesia nor surgery of any kind.
Dr. Adeeb Al-Zoubi, Ph.D from the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and CEO of Stem Cells of Arabia, was the leading researcher of this investigation. He had the following to add regarding the study:
“We have developed a special protocol to purify groups of specific types of stem cells taken from the patient’s own blood, and transplant them into the pancreas to allow for their differentiation into beta cells that produce insulin, in parallel with halting the immune attack on the beta cells of the pancreas. This double edged approach provides a unique platform for a sustainable beta cell function and continuous insulin production in the pancreas because it regenerates functional beta cells, as well as provides a shield to protect the newly generated beta cells.”
As of today, Dr. Al-Zoubi and the other members of the research team have tested this therapy on sixteen patients. The scientists were pleased to find out how it took from three to nine months for the expected results to kick in and for the pancreas to start producing local insulin once more.
Stem Cells for Diabetes
Studies such as this one demonstrate the benefits of Stem Cell Therapies for patients suffering from diabetes. However, it is expected that if regenerative therapies are further funded and supported, a cure for type 1 diabetes will soon be achieved. So far, a significant increase in the production of insulin and a stop on the assault on beta cells are huge advancements in this field.
At Unique Access Medical we have been offering our patients effective Stem Cell Treatments for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Therefore, kindly contact us if you have any questions regarding our therapies and one of our colleagues will be delighted to help in every way possible.
H/T: A Sweet Life