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Using Adult Stem Cells as a Therapy for Diabetes, A new hope for the diabetic patients.
Diabetes is a grave disease which affects the various organs of the body like eyes, kidneys, nerves and even the heart. It has often been termed as a ‘silent killer’ as it quietly gnaws away at the wellbeing and health of an individual.
Adult stem cells, unique cells, which have the ability to divide infinitely to help the body in regeneration and recuperation, can be used to treat Diabetes, which, in the current scenario, has taken the form of a global epidemic.
Dr. Niti Aggarwal, Consultant Endocrinologist, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj, says,“Prevalence of diabetes and related complications are fast assuming epidemic proportions. Oral drugs and insulin injections are capacitated to lower blood sugar levels but cannot cure Diabetes. Adult stem cell therapy, using autologous adult stem cells, offers immense potential as a treatment choice for type I and type II Diabetes.”
“At Advancells, we have uncovered that a follow-up data from 50 Diabetic patients has shown indications of improvement in more than half of the patients after using adult stem cell therapy,” says Vipul Jain, CEO, Advancells.
“Although a nascent technology, adult stem cell therapy is a novel way to alleviate and cure Diabetes, a life threatening ailment. The stem cells can be used to restore and regenerate the insulin producing pancreatic beta cells,” Dr. Aggarwal adds.
Advancells’ innovative therapy using autologous adult stem cells for Diabetes type-I and type-II patients is simple and drug free. According to Jain, the objective is to treat the root causes of Diabetes and reduce hyperglycaemia and the various complications associated with it. The therapy focuses on restoration of effectiveness in damaged insulin producing cells.
The treatment involves collection of the bone marrow from the hip bone or the iliac crest through a small puncture and thereafter using a very fine needle. Local anesthesia is applied during the whole procedure which takes around 30 minutes. The final phase of treatment involves implantation of stem cells into the target area of the patient via a special catheter. The process involves injection of adult stem cells in the pancreatic artery via a catheter through the femoral artery under high-tech X-ray navigation. This procedure called angiography can be completed within 90 minutes. Post implantation, patients are advised to stay in the hospital for two to three hours to monitor the healing of the catheter insertion area.
With adult stem cell therapy proper and timely treatment for diabetic patients can be actualised, preventing degenerative conditions associated with the disease and helping patients achieve a better quality of life.