Can you use stem cells to treat diabetes?

Q1. Can you use stem cells to treat diabetes?

A: Yes, we have a special stem cell treatment plan for type II diabetes. As for type I diabetes, we are still in the process of developing a new therapy to treat this type of the disease effectively.

Q2. Is it a requirement to be admitted to your hospital while undergoing the stem cell treatment for type II diabetes?

A: Yes, the patient needs to stay in our hospital for the treatment. In general, one treatment period covers 2-3 weeks. One period of our stem cell treatment covers 2 implantations of the stem cells. We encourage patients to stay with us for 3 weeks since it may result in a better treatment outcome. For whatever reason, if a patient chooses the 2-week program, we will request that patient to be admitted to our hospital on either a Sunday or Monday in order to better implement our treatment process.

Q3. What kind of stem cells will you use for the stem cell treatment? What is the treatment plan in detail?

A: In our treatment plan we use a combination of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with neural stem cells (NSCs). The patient will receive a total of two stem cell implantations. Each implantation will include MSc delivered by use of an end intravenous infusion and NSCs via lumbar puncture. Other medications will be given during the treatment as well. The role of these medications includes:

1) controlling the patient's condition as well as maintaining normal blood sugar levels;

2) adjusting the stem cells in vivo, making the stem cells survive and express the due physiological actions.

Q4. What are the mechanisms of the stem cells used in the treatment for diabetes?

A: The main role of the NSCs is to improve the domination of the pancreatic nerves.

The main role of the MSCs is to improve the functioning of the pancreas and liver, as described below:
1) Pancreas:
A) The MSc can nourish and support Beta-cells and improve the functioning of the Beta-cells.
B) The MSCs can differentiate into pancreatic cells.
2) Liver:
A) The MSCs will be properly directed in the liver, nourishing the liver function and the target cells.
B) The MSCs will change the sensibility of the insulin receptors on the cells' surface, repair insulin post-receptor defects.
C) The MSCs will promote the glyconeogenesis and restrain gluconeogenesis in the liver cells.

Q5. How about the medical effectiveness of the stem cell treatment for diabetes?

A: We have treated dozens of patients with type II diabetes (see our case report and patient story), the total effective ratio is above 90%. The main medical effectiveness covers 2 aspects:

1. The blood sugar level can be much better controlled, as well as other complications resulting from the diabetes.
2. The dosage of insulin can be decreased gradually, even halted. Except for insulin, we do not suggest to stop taking other medications early, because the medications will stimulate the normal regenerative cells to produce insulin. After the stem cell treatment is completed, the effectiveness of these medications will be more obvious.

Q6. What are the admission procedures at your hospital and the treatment cost?

A: Our stem cell treatment for type II diabetes is a highly individualized therapy, taking into account the differences of each patient. Each patient will have their own medical treatment plan according to their individual condition. Patient is requested to provide their current condition and medical history. According to this information, we will make sure that the patient is suitable for our stem cell therapy and then propose the appropriate medical treatment plan and the expected treatment outcome. This includes 2 separate stem cell implantations, daily medication and a patient room that allows the patient to stay with up to two caregivers or family members.

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