A few years ago, stem cell research was considered a slightly foreign and marginally taboo subject due to the fact that there were so many unknowns. Recently, however, it has become a far reaching branch of the medical field. While other treatments prove to be a cul-de-sac in the disease curing department, this particular method of treatment is becoming more and more popular. Stem cell research and treatment is evolving every day as there are so many exciting developments to study. Medical professionals are constantly on the hunt for alternative healing methods that are effective and relatively risk free. Cell treatment for diabetes and many other conditions is proving to be very effective so far.
For us to understand why stem cell treatment for diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, Down’s Syndrome and many other conditions is so effective, we need to understand how this treatment works and what these ‘special cells’ are. A stem cell is essentially a cell that has not yet been ‘assigned’ to a particular function. Generally these cells are labeled as ‘undifferentiated’ because they have the potential to turn into virtually any cell in the human body.
To illustrate how such a cell would function as the miracle worker it has come to be, just imagine the undifferentiated cell being transplanted into a damaged area of, for example, the spinal cord. Because this cell has the ability to transform into any cell that might be needed it would essentially turn into a healthy spinal cord cell. This healthy cell would repair the damaged area and eliminate the need for other treatments. Stem cells are so efficient at repairing and replacing other damaged cells because of their ability to divide without limit. They act as a type of ‘photocopy machine” by reduplicating themselves as much as necessary until the damage is completely repaired.
If the damage in an area of your body is so extensive that stem cells from that particular area would be useless, the necessary cells can be sourced from another part of the body. In very extreme cases, stem cells can be sourced from a donor that is an appropriate match for you. This will happen if the cause of the damage to your own cells is genetic. Stem cell treatment for diabetes and many other conditions is so effective because of the fact that the cells can be sourced from so many different places.
Due to the fact that there are so many different procedures that could require the use of stem cells, there are also various different types of stem cells available. Stem cell can be derived from many different sources such as adult adipose tissue cells, bone marrow cells, adult skin tissue cells and embryonic cord cells. Each of these different types of cells is reserved for their own particular function and this is what makes modern stem cell treatment for diabetes and many other ailments so effective. Doctors and medical researchers have also developed different methods of injecting the cells back into the body in order to maximize the efficiency of the treatment.
If you or a loved one would be interested in looking into stem cell treatment for diabetes in particular, you might be interested to know that the stem cell treatment has treated an impressive number of patients. Over 112 patients with type I or II diabetes (and other health complications related to diabetes) have benefited from this miracle treatment. 32 of these patients were able to fully regain blood glucose control and therefore lead a more ‘normal’ lifestyle. These patients were also weaned off of insulin.
Stem cell treatment has not only been successful in treating diabetes but there has also been extensive progress in treating many other ailments as well. If you are interested in finding out more about this medical procedure there are many medical centers in South Korea and China that can provide you with more information. These medical centers can also refer you to the facilities that provide this advanced treatment and will also be able to find you an appropriate cell donor, should you need one. You will be informed on who the donors are as well as how the cells are cultivated. Any information you require will be given to you so that you are able to make an informed decision.