Diabetes is one of the widespread diseases in Pakistani citizens. Many older people have Diabetes, and it’s even happened to some young adults due to their family history of Diabetes.
Different treatments and products are claiming to treat Diabetes, but they don’t usually work, temporarily decreasing the sugar level. Most people around the world are trying to find a proper treatment for Diabetes so that they can go back to their sweet tooth life and enjoy the sweetness around without fear of consequences.
After researchers’ continuous work in the field, it can now be said that cure of Diabetes could be available for type 1 and type 2 diabetes through stem cell technology.
What are stem cells?
A stem cell is a type of living cell that has the potential to take shape and properties of any other cell or even a tissue. These cells can be used in the human body to replace, repair, and rejuvenate dead cells.
Where do stem cells come from?
Stem cells can be used to treat Diabetes. And they come from a variety of sources.
- Umbilical cord
- Bone marrow
- Blood cells
Stem cells for Diabetes
In type 1 diabetes, the immune cells inside our body become programmed to attack the beta cells. Patients usually take immune suppressant drugs to prevent this.
Stem cell research has played a vital role in the recent years for understanding the science of type 1 diabetes. Research has proved that stem cells can be grown in labs. And even new beta cells can be formed by introducing two genes via a virus, i.e., ‘CDK’ and ‘cyclin d.’
The researchers were able to deactivate the viruses and to prevent stem cells from growing further. This phenomenon made it look possible to introduce stem cells into the body to avoid diabetic cells from growing or spreading. As we go deeper and deeper into the technology, it can be possible to event kill and replace the diabetic cells with new and healthy cells.
Progenitor cells and Islet cell transplant
Progenitor cells are another miracle of research just as the stem cells. Like stem cells, the progenitor cells can take the form and properties of several different types of mature human cells. But unlike stem cells, the progenitor cells cannot reproduce indefinitely.
Progenitor cells are used to grow insulin-producing cells from intestinal cells and undeveloped pancreatic cells under lab conditions.
For curing type 1 diabetes, the process of stem cell replacement is complicated. It needs to be more than merely a case of swapping healthy cells with the diabetic ones. Numerous complications preclude this as simple treatment. The Islet cell transplants are a form of procedure that has proven to be effective.
It might be possible to create Islet cells from the patient’s existing Islet cells. However, immune suppressants will still be needed for patients with type 1 diabetes to prevent the cells from being destroyed.
Stem cell technology in Pakistan
Although stem cells are a relatively new technology globally, in Pakistan, it is even more unique and is known by very few people. This technology has been doing wonders in the field of medicine. Health-related problems that previously required complicated processes to heal them can now be treated using stem cells and injecting them in the right place.
This medical miracle can fight many problems, and Diabetes is one of them.
A few approved medical clinics and hospitals provide stem cell treatment in Pakistan, and Shifa Regenerative and Rejuvenation clinic is one of them.
So, if you or anyone you know has been a diabetic patient and is looking for a solution. Try stem cell treatment. It might be the solution to your diabetic health. Visit Shifa Regenerative and Rejuvenation clinic in Harley street Rawalpindi or call us on (051) 835-7790 to book an appointment.