Diabetes mellitus (type 2 diabetes) is one of the biggest problems of modern medicine due to a steady increase in those diagnosed with the disease in almost every country. One of the prospective therapies for this disease is Stem Cell Treatment. This article will give you a better understanding of type 2 diabetes, Stem Cell treatment, types of cells and what results can be achieved.
According to forecasts, by 2030 the number of people suffering from diabetes mellitus will increase to 552 million. Current treatment can control the symptoms and usually avoid the associated serious complications, but they cannot cure the patient.
One of the most useful treatment types is Stem Cell Treatment. Lately, I learned about Swiss Medica patient results who went through Stem Cell Treatment, and I decided to research and understand how Stem Cells can help and how they work.
This article will give you a better understanding of Stem Cell treatment of type 2 diabetes, information on the types of cells used, and the expected results.
What is type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic and metabolic disorder.
In type 2 diabetes (90% of all cases) the body produces insulin normally, but the body’s cells have become resistant to it. Insulin is always being released in small amounts by the pancreas. When the amount of glucose in the blood rises to a certain level, the pancreas will release more insulin to push more glucose into the cells. This causes the glucose levels in the blood (blood glucose levels) to drop.
To keep blood glucose levels from getting too low (hypoglycemia or low blood sugar), the body signals you to eat and releases some glucose from the stores kept in the liver; it also signals the body to lower the amount of insulin being released.
There can be an excess amount of blood sugar in the body for various reasons. This can lead to a multitude of symptoms and some very serious complications.
Causes of Type 2 Diabetes
The common causes are:
- – genetics (strong link), meaning that it tends to run in families
- – high blood pressure/high triglyceride levels
- – high fat & carbohydrate diet
- – alcohol intake
- – slow & sedentary lifestyle
- – obesity/being overweight
- – age (a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes): risk begins to rise significantly at about age 45 and rises considerably after age 65
Why do people choose Stem Cell Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes?
Stem cells are unique cells. They are able to replace lost tissue because of their ability to keep dividing over time and producing new healthy cells.
According to patients results who went through Stem Cell therapy, I noted the main goals as:
- – achieving and continuously maintaining blood glucose and blood pressure levels as close to normal as possible;
- – repairing the endothelia of blood vessels;
- – balancing the immune system;
- – stimulating endogenous stem cells;
- – and regenerating the beta cells of the pancreas
What results can I expect?
According to previous patients, the expected results are:
- – disappearance/reduction of clinical symptoms;
- – insulin dose reduction or oral dose/amount reduction of hypoglycemic drugs;
- – reduction of the level of fasting blood glucose;
- – increase in serum levels of C-peptide;
- – and reduction of the concentration of glycated haemoglobin
You can see more patient results on our Swiss Medica YouTube channel.
What kind of stem cells can be used?
- -Autologous (from a patient’s body tissues)
- -Allogeneic (donating stem cells)
Stem Cell therapy uses Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s).
- can help reduce insulin resistance (found in type 2 diabetes);
- are able to reduce hyperglycemia in diabetes primarily due to stimulation β-cell regeneration;
- improve endocrine function;
- and have an immunomodulatory effect
Mesenchymal stem cells are harvested from:
- Adipose stem cells (harvested using surgery or liposuction)
- Bone marrow stem cells (from one of the patient’s bones)
- Peripheral blood
How is the Stem Cell procedure carried out?
When asked about the procedure, a Swiss Medica doctor answered in detail:
Bone marrow puncture is performed under aseptic conditions. Local anaesthesia is used. A doctor then takes samples in small portions using a 10 ml syringe. The filled syringe is then sent to a laboratory where a sample is extracted, cultivated and cryopreserved. It takes about 4 weeks. The adipose tissue intake zone is appointed by a surgeon during a physical examination depending on the constitutional and local anatomical distribution of adipose tissue. Fatty tissue is usually collected in the abdominal wall, side surfaces of the body, lumbar region, buttocks, and outer side thighs.
The route of administration is intravenous therapy (IV).
The procedure lasts for 30 minutes. Infusion is carried out in the operating room. Within 2 hours after the introduction, the patient is monitored for their general condition, pulse, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, diuresis, ECG, and O2 saturation. If the patient’s health appears to deteriorate, or if there is an emergence of new clinical symptoms or health complaints, then the patient will remain in the hospital until their state normalizes.
What additional methods can I use?
For the best effect, it is necessary to combine additional methods with the main Stem Cell Therapy. These treatments help to reduce symptoms and improve health.
IMR therapy is a complex approach aimed at rebooting the metabolism at the cellular level by using a complex of nutrients – vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and trace elements.
- – an antioxidant effect
- – increase resistance to pathogenic bacteria and toxic substances
- – improved cell sensitivity, transport of vitamins, minerals and amino acids
- – reparative functions for faster wound healing and tissue functions recovery
LASER BLOOD IRRADIATION (ILBI)
Intravenous laser blood irradiation (ILBI) is widely applied in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The waveband directly influences the parameters of all the cells in the blood, the status of the plasma and the blood coagulation system.
- – a significant decrease in glucose, glucose 6-phosphate, dehydroascorbic acid, R-3-hydroxybutyric acid, L-histidine, and L-alanine;
- – a significant increase in L-arginine level in the blood;
- – significant reduction in blood sugar;
- – significant positive effect on metabolites of blood in diabetic type 2 patients;
- – normalization of the tissue metabolism;
- – and a stronger immune system, hormones, and neuroendocrine system
The treatment uses pulses of energy like sound waves to mechanically stimulate the wound and promote healing. Patients with diabetes have a higher incidence of atherosclerosis, capillary basement membranes thickening, and endothelial proliferation.
Extracorporeal shock wave treatments (ESWT) with low-intensity is beneficial in:
- – inducing cell regeneration
- – reducing inflammation
- – improving healing response
- – increasing local blood flow
- – treating bone fractures, cardiac ischemia, and erectile disorders
Apparatus electrostimulation of the hypothalamus
This is an additional method to enhance health and wellbeing during the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes by directly sending signals to the brain. Electrical signals with certain parameters are applied to the hypothalamus in order to increase the activity of cells.
As a result, we have seen:
- – normalization of the neuroendocrine complex
- – a strong positive influence on the emotional and mental state of the patient
- – reactivation of the immune system
- – reduction of the concentration of stress hormones
INTERMITTENT HYPOXIA-HYPEROXIA THERAPY
This is a non-direct method to enhance your health especially for the management of obesity. Hypoxicotherapy is counterbalancing hypoxia with hyperoxia (an adequate supply of oxygen to the tissues) for accelerating the formation of more healthy, physiologically younger mitochondria in cells and destroying worn out old mitochondria.
Hyperoxia has beneficial effects. It can:
- – reverse the hypoxic status, for example, insulin sensitivity
- – improve blood circulation and wound healing in tissues and organs
- – positively affect carbohydrate metabolism
- – decrease adipocyte size
- – have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects
- – improve the overall well-being of patients (reduction of fatigue, increased interest in work, improved memory, increased speed of thought processes, and resistance to stress)
What are the reviews of Swiss Medica patients who have undergone such treatment?
Based on Swiss Medica’s patient reviews:
“I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I decided to come to Moscow and give it a try. Everything was good. The procedure was ok. It didn’t hurt. Now I feel much better and I sleep well. Stem Cell Treatment helped me a lot and I definitely recommend this treatment and Swiss Medica to others”.
“The most important thing was to reduce and stabilize my sugar level. When I first arrived at Swiss Medica my sugar level was above 200-250. After a week of treatment, I received an IV and also an infusion of Stem Cells. Now I can control my appetite, so my lifestyle and diet changed. After 1 week my weight dropped around 4.5 kg. And the best thing is that my blood sugar level is more stable, sometimes it is below 100, but generally around 120-140.”
“I received stem cells twice from bone marrow and also from fat. My weight dropped around 2 kg at first. And then 5 more kg. Since my treatment, my eyes have better vision. I can see more clearly. I can drive a car in a daytime without glasses, which I wasn’t able to do before”.
Other video reviews you can find below.
For now, Stem Cell therapy is one of the most promising treatments for type 2 diabetes. According to the medical trials, doctors’ views and patient reviews, it becomes more clear that stem cells are our future. They are able to control and treat the disease, extend patients’ lives and help them return to a normal lifestyle.