How many Stem Cells help Diabetes?

by Carmen Dziabel

I would like to know how many stem cells resp.
capsules will be necessary and how many months to help
in Diabetes. lowest/highest usage you know about
Thank you
Carmen Dziabel

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Stem Cells Helping DIABETES Type 2 ... ( Part 3 )
by: EJ Morris

*Type 2 Diabetes *
(Adult Stem Cells helping Diabetes.. part 3 )

The most common form of diabetes is called type 2, or non-insulin dependent diabetes.
This is also called “adult onset” diabetes, since it typically develops after age 35. However, a growing number of younger people are now developing type 2 diabetes.

People with type 2 are able to produce some of their own insulin. Often, it’s not enough. And sometimes, the insulin will try to serve as the “key” to open the body’s cells, to allow the glucose to enter. But the key won’t work. The cells won’t open. This is called insulin resistance.

Often, type 2 is tied to people who are overweight, with a sedentary lifestyle.
Treatment focuses on diet and exercise. If blood sugar levels are still high, oral medications are used to help the body use its own insulin more efficiently. In some cases, insulin injections are necessary.

** Regrowing Our Own Insulin-Producing Cells

There is mounting evidence the body may be able to regenerate or “regrow” insulin-producing cells through a natural, self-repairing process. At the Diabetes Research Institute, we’re studying whether this cell regeneration process has the potential to reverse or prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes. If an abundance of healthy islets can be regenerated early on, then this could eliminate the need for islet transplants altogether.

Research Focus:

Although it appears we have the intrinsic ability to regrow insulin-producing cells in the native pancreas, the problem of autoimmunity remains. As those cells regrow, they continue to be attacked by the same immune system that mistakenly destroyed the original islet cells and caused diabetes in the first place. But scientists believe that if they can intervene during the early onset of type 1 diabetes and halt the autoimmune destruction, islet cells can repair themselves and regrow.

This cell regeneration may also spark regrowth of islet cells in those with long-standing diabetes.
Researchers here at the DRI, along with colleagues, are testing several methods to stimulate islet regeneration in the native pancreas. These approaches include the use of hepatocyte (HGF) and epidermal growth factors (EGF) along with hormones such as Gastrin, among others.

There is also evaluatinn of the regenerative action of a new drug, Exenatide, to evaluate its effectiveness in promoting beta cell expansion in patients who received an islet transplant. If successful, the use of Exenatide (GLP-1) drug may allow researchers to infuse fewer islets that can be expanded after the procedure.

Leading to a Cure: How this Research Supports our Mission

If the capacity to regenerate can be harnessed by a person’s own ability to replenish insulin-producing cells that are destroyed by disease, then perhaps a transplant of stem cells or islets MAY NOT BE NEEDED!

Stem Cell Enhancer Capsules as an Option (see part 4)

Diabetes ( Type 1 ) and Adult Stem Cells ( Part 2 )
by: EJ Morris

Type 1 Diabetes

The more severe form of diabetes is type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes. It’s sometimes called “juvenile” diabetes, because type 1 diabetes usually develops in children and teenagers, though it can develop at any age.

Immune System Attacks

With type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system attacks part of its own pancreas. Scientists are not sure why. But the immune system mistakenly sees the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas as foreign, and destroys them. This attack is known as "autoimmune" disease.

These cells – called “islets” – are the ones that sense glucose in the blood and, in response, produce the necessary amount of insulin to normalize blood sugars.

Insulin serves as a “key” to open your cells, to allow the glucose to enter -- and allow you to use the glucose for energy.
Without insulin, there is no “key.” So, the sugar stays -- and builds up-- in the blood. The result: the body’s cells starve from the lack of glucose.

And, if left untreated, the high level of “blood sugar” can damage eyes, kidneys, nerves, and the heart, and can also lead to coma and death.

Insulin Therapy

So, a person with type 1 treats the disease by taking insulin injections.
This outside source of insulin now serves as the “key” -- bringing glucose to the body’s cells.

The challenge with this treatment is that it’s often not possible to know precisely how much insulin to take. The amount is based on many factors, including:
•Emotions and general health

Balancing Act

These factors fluctuate greatly throughout every day. So, deciding on what dose of insulin to take is a complicated balancing act.

If you take too much, then your body burns too much glucose -- and your blood sugar can drop to a dangerously low level. This is a condition called hypoglycemia, which, if untreated, can be potentially life-threatening.

If you take too little insulin, your body can again be starved of the energy it needs, and your blood sugar can rise to a dangerously high level -- a condition called hyperglycemia. This also increases the chance of long-term complications.

Type 2 Diabetes .. ( see part 3 )

Stem Cell Enhancer Capsules & Diabetes
by: EJ Morris

Re: Your "Stem Cells helping Diabetes" question/concerns .. can best be answered first by telling our Stem Cell Options readers What Exactly is DIABETES. ( Part 1 )

** Note. Information from the "Diabetes Research Institute"

Diabetes can strike anyone, from any walk of life.
And it does – in numbers that are dramatically increasing. In the last decade, the cases of people living with diabetes jumped more than 40 percent – to almost 24 million Americans.

Worldwide, it afflicts 180 million people. And the World Health Organization estimates that by 2030, that number of people living with diabetes will more than double.

Today, diabetes takes more lives than AIDS and breast cancer combined -- claiming the life of 1 American every 3 minutes. It is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, amputations, heart failure and stroke.

Living with diabetes places an enormous emotional, physical and financial burden on the entire family. Annually, diabetes costs the American public more than $218 billion.

What EXACTLY is diabetes?

To answer that, you first need to understand the role of insulin in your body.

When you eat, your body turns food into sugars, or glucose. At that point, your pancreas is supposed to release insulin.

Insulin serves as a “key” to open your cells, to allow the glucose to enter -- and allow you to use the glucose for energy.

But with diabetes, this system does not work.

Several major things can go wrong – causing the onset of diabetes. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the most common forms of the disease, but there are also other kinds, such as gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy, as well as other forms.

*** What is Type 1 Diabetes?
*** What is Type 2 Diabetes?

*** Answers to be Continued in Part #2

I don't know
by: Brian Eastwood

I have been taking two caps morning and evening for one month and have not seen any change in my blood sugar levels. I look forward to some encouraging answers.

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