Insulin-dependent diabetes treatment through cell therapy

Insulin-dependent diabetes curing using stem cellsInsulin-dependent diabetes or IDDM is referred to a chronic types of diseases which starts in the childhood. It does not belong to widespread form of diabetes because only 5% of all patients, diagnosed with it, have it. The rest have non-insulin dependent diabetes. IDDM is the condition that affects person’s lifestyle greatly.

The onset of it is faster and more severe than when patient suffers from NIDDM. One should be prepared that child with disease gets sick swiftly and can be even hospitalized for this reason. After the person is diagnosed, the injections of insulin on a daily basis are needed. This is necessary for survival.

The discovery of insulin dates back to the 1920-s and it became a life-changing solution for many diabetics who suffer from the disease, but it is not a cure from it. Diabetics have higher risk of developing a range of diseases that involve blood vessels, heart, kidneys, eyes, nerves. Though IDDM patients can live fully like other people, but their health is at big risk all the time.

Work over the condition continues as scientists are looking for the ways to decrease health problems of such people.

Who is affected

New-onset IDDM occurs usually in childhood, but in fact it can strike the person at any age.

When a man suffers from it his function to digest food to get energy is deteriorated. Carbohydrates and sugars in food are broken down into glucose that circulates in the blood supplying it with energy. Insulin is a hormone that is required to use glucose for muscles and tissues. When there is enough of it in organism then it is properly used as a source of energy. What is not needed is stored to be used further.

When a man has diabetes then the pancreas is not able to generate enough insulin for the person therefore daily injections of this hormone is necessary to make the body work in a right way and to stay alive.

If we look at people from different countries diagnosed with this case, we will see that the biggest rate of such cases is observed in Finland and Sweden. It is rare in particular ethnic groups, such as Chinese, Japanese, American Indians, South African blacks, Polynesians. The reasons for that are not clear yet.

95% of patients diagnosed with diabetes in the United States, suffer from NIDDM, while 50% of them do not even know about the condition. It arrives after 40 as a rule. This type of illness is different. The body is able to make insulin but it is not effectively used in a man therefore health problems occur.

Both types of diabetes can be treated with medications and right supervision, but it still affects eyes, heart, kidneys and nerves. Further complications can bring to heart attack, blindness, infections and even limb amputations.

Symptoms of IDDM

Symptoms of IDDM include frequent hunger, thirst, unclear vision and tiredness. Glucose builds in the blood because of insulin shortage. Frequent urination that entails thirst is explained by the fact that kidneys actively remove extra sugar therefore water is excreted from the body alongside with important body elements.

The organism of the diabetic is not able to use glucose therefore instead of glucose it starts using stored fat and protein. The products of breakdown are gathered in blood and it raises acid content. With high level of products collected in blood, ketoacidosis can develop.

What happens if diabetes is left untreated?

Without insulin all symptoms of the diabetics deteriorate and a person loses consciousness. He may slip into a coma.

It is necessary to regulate the amount of this substance in the blood, but it is really not so easy to do. Your life turns into constant cycle when you have to survive and this bond seems unbreakable until more radical measures are taken. Injections of stem cells demonstrated incredible results. Patients who applied to Kiev stem cell clinic UCTC had considerable enhancement. They improved their physical and psychological condition. With time insulin dosage can be diminished.