Taken from: The Therapeutic Potential of Stimulating Endogenous Stem Cell Mobilization The ability of bone marrow stem cells to leave the bone marrow, migrate to the pancreas and become insulin producing cells was beautifully shown by Ianus et al. In brief, female mice were lethally irradiated and then transplanted with male bone marrow stem cells that express, using a CRE-LoxP system, green fluorescent protein if the insulin gene is actively transcribed. When analyzed weeks after the transplantation, green fluorescent protein-positive cells were found in the pancreas Figure 2. FISH and immunofluorescence marking of bone marrow-derived insulin-producing cells. Immunofluorescence and FISH of isolated, dispersed pancreatic islet cells after transplantation of lethally irradiated female mice with male bone marrow stem cells that express, using a CRE-LoxP system, green fluorescent protein if the insulin gene is actively transcribed.
Adult stem cells could hold key to curing Type 1 diabetes
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This section focuses on the medical management of type 2 diabetes. Good management requires all of these elements. All the elements are intertwined. For example, you need to monitor your blood sugar to know if your treatment is successful. You need to problem solve if the self blood sugar monitoring shows your treatment is not successful. The self blood sugar monitoring will indicate if you need to start, adjust the dose or change the type of diabetes medications. Regular screening for diabetes-related complications may pick up a complication that is in the early stages, and early treatment usually gives the best results.
The Power of Stem Cells
Studies into the potential applications of Adult Stem Cell ASC Therapy are rapidly expanding, thanks to the fast gaining popularity of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine that restores damaged or malfunctioning cells and tissues due to age, disease or congenital defects. Meanwhile, only the PRP and ASC are currently available in clinically settings, proven and considered safe for practical use in humans. Doctors practicing in this relatively new field of medicine have very strong passion for it because of the possibilities it provides. Regenerative medicine is the medicine of tomorrow that is available today and holds a lot of promises with the results that we see in the US and Nigeria.
Handling diabetes is a daily struggle for many. It can require near constant forethought about when and what a person will eat during the day, if and how much insulin the meals will require, innumerable finger pricks to check glucose levels and the added inconvenience of constantly carrying around insulin pumps and testers, extra batteries and everything else they will need to get through the day. Diabetes refers to a family of diseases where the body is unable to effectively produce or use insulin, the hormone required to convert food into energy.