Human cells get energy from sugar (glucose), which is produced in food or stored in the liver. Glucose molecules are delivered to cells through the bloodstream. Diabetes is a common chronic disease that develops when cells are unable to convert glucose into energy. In diabetes, the level of glucose in the blood increases — this is called hyperglycemia, which leads to negative consequences for the main systems of the body — the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. Normally, blood glucose levels are regulated by insulin, a hormone secreted by the beta cells of the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot provide enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Type 1 diabetes is a much less common disease; it develops when immune system cells destroy the beta cells of the pancreas, causing insulin secretion to be significantly reduced. Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed after age 45, but is increasingly being diagnosed in children and young adults. Excess weight and physical inactivity are major risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes. The disease begins gradually, and in the early stages the patient may feel normal. Elevated blood glucose, a key sign, is usually an incidental finding when the patient is being evaluated for something else.

Below are the main signs and symptoms that should come to your attention as possible signs of diabetes:

  • increased thirst and frequent urination;
  • increased hunger;
  • unintentional weight loss;
  • feeling tired; blurred vision;
  • slow healing wounds;
  • frequent infections;
  • areas of darkened skin,
  • usually in the armpits and neck.

How stem cell therapy can help treat patients with type 2 diabetes Scientists have not yet found a cure for type 2 diabetes. Most research efforts are currently focused on improving glucose control. People with type 2 diabetes are advised to maintain a healthy diet and body weight and exercise regularly to manage the disease. In cases where diet and exercise are not enough to adequately control blood glucose levels, the patient may also require diabetes medications or insulin therapy. Recent stem cell treatment studies for diabetes have demonstrated promising results using bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMCs) and multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), including preservation of beta cell function, significant reduction in insulin dosage, and improved regeneration in patients. for diabetic foot ulcers. Expected results The results of stem cell therapy for diabetes were assessed by both objective and subjective indicators. Most patients treated with MSC injections experience sustained improvement in the following signs and symptoms of the disease:

  • disappearance/reduction of clinical symptoms (normal blood glucose levels, appetite and weight control, etc.);
  • reducing the dose of insulin or reducing the dose of oral hypoglycemic drugs;
  • decreased fasting blood glucose levels;
  • decreased C-peptide levels;
  • lower concentration of glycated hemoglobin;
  • improvement in quality of life (assessed using a specialized questionnaire SF-36).

When treating diabetic ulcers with stem cell injections, the following results can be achieved:

  • disappearance/reduction of clinical symptoms (normal blood glucose levels, appetite and weight control, etc.);
  • reduction in ulcer size (both radius and depth, if applicable);
  • complete healing of the ulcer;
  • increased transcutaneous oxygen tension in the ulcer;
  • increased ankle-brachial index with ulcers;

The minimum duration of the program is 3 days. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, but if necessary or desired by the patient, the program can also be performed in a hospital. You can read about the safety of using stem cell therapy in this article. IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

Depending on the patient’s condition (the stage of disease, the presence of complications and concomitant diseases, etc.), the doctors of our clinics can make changes and additions to the treatment program according to the patient’s needs. We warn that the effectiveness of Stem Cell Therapy depends on many factors (the patient’s age, concomitant diseases, and complications, individual characteristics of the body, genetic predisposition, lifestyle, etc.), so the expected result of treatment may differ from the actual result. In addition, we draw attention to the fact that the recovery of patients after Stem Cell Therapy should be implemented as part of a comprehensive approach to treatment after regenerative cell therapy. Stem Cell Therapy can be combined with other therapeutic methods. This increases the effectiveness of the main therapy. Therefore, we recommend that you continue your rehabilitation and follow all your doctor’s advice on drug treatment of the disease in parallel with Stem Cell Therapy. This is a crucial point for achieving a sustainable result. We provide the most comfortable conditions of stay and excellent client service to our patients: free transfer (the patients are taken to the Clinic from railway stations or airports and back); selecting and booking the most transport-accessible hotel (only accommodation is paid); оur clinics have facilities for the comfortable stay of people with disabilities. Our clinics have everything you need for treatment: our laboratory for the cultivation of Stem Cells, biobanks for storage, and the best specialists in Regenerative medicine who constantly improve their skills to help our patients with the most modern and safe methods. We try to make our patients feel at home in the clinic and the entire treatment process goes smoothly. You need to consult with the doctors to get complete information about the possibility of Stem Cell Therapy specifically in your case. Sign up for a free consultation with the specialists of the clinic and give your child the opportunity to live an active and full life! We will do our best to help you!