Benefits of stem cells
Diabetes is a condition that affects a person’s ability to process glucose in the blood, resulting in elevated blood sugar levels beyond what is considered normal.
Typically, diabetes occurs when the body cannot efficiently produce or use its own insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas by cells called beta cells within the Islets of Langerhans.
Insulin acts as the key that allows cells to open and absorb the sugar from the food we consume. Once cells process the glucose (which is essentially the sugar we ingest), it is converted into energy.
The potential of mesenchymal stem cells to treat diabetes has been confirmed.
When our body is unable to process sugar in the blood and we do not follow proper treatment, diabetes can lead to the accumulation of sugars in the blood.
A stem cell therapy could restore the ability to produce insulin without the need for immunosuppression and potentially transform type 1 diabetes into a curable disease.