According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 100 million U.S. adults alone are now living with diabetes or prediabetes. Of that number, over 30 million are believed to suffer from Type 1 – a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin – or Type 2 diabetes – a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes glucose (blood sugar).
Insulin is important because it helps control your glucose level, so your body gets the energy it needs for daily activities. If your blood sugar is too high or too low, you may experience any number of unpleasant symptoms including: increased urine output, frequent infections, dehydration and excessive thirst, weight loss or gain, hunger, fatigue, skin problems, slow healing wounds, and tingling or numbness in your feet or toes, not to mention aging much quicker!
And, if left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious – possibly fatal – complications including kidney damage, nerve damage, and eye problems such as cataracts and glaucoma.
Until recently, treatment for diabetes has been limited to injected insulin or oral medication that merely helps control blood sugar levels; all of which come with their own possible side effects or long term usage effects. But now there is a natural alternative to harmful medications like metformin, whose side effects include heartburn, stomach pain, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting … stem cell therapy.
Your body’s adult autologous stem cells are cells that can, under the right conditions, become other, specialized cells, such as muscle, bone, organ or nerve cells, or in this case healthier, more efficient pancreas or insulin cells. This means they’re capable of regenerating damaged tissues in the human body, making it an applicable treatment method for a variety of health conditions and diseases including – you guessed it – Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. That’s right, we can use your own body’s natural stem cells to help stimulate a better functioning pancreas and help your body repair itself!
What’s more, this treatment can be performed on every kind of patient whether they are taking daily injections of insulin or they are on an insulin pump. It is also a good idea for those who are in the initial stages of diabetes, so that we can not only halt the progression of the disease but reverse it completely.
We all have stem cells in our body, but as we get older, these stem cells start to not work as well and when that happens they either get destroyed by our bodies or become what’s known as “dormant,” basically meaning they go to sleep. When they are in their active state, stem cells have the ability to identify and target areas of inflammation or areas where things at the cellular level are not working properly. Once they target an inflamed area of the body, they are able to acclimate to that area and assimlate into the types of tissues around the area. That’s because stem cells have the ability to transform into any other type of the cell. They treat the disease by developing and transforming into the required cell type. These new and healthy cells replace the damaged cells.
Not only has stem cell therapy been shown to help lower blood glucose and hemoglobin (HBA1C), but also to help stimulate pancreatic cells and improve insulin resistance and sensitivity. It also can help improve some of the long-term diabetes complications such as neuropathy, radiculopathy, wounds, poor circulation, lower immune system function, slower healing, kidney disease, and liver disease.
Think of what having better glycemic control and natural insulin production can mean to your overall health:
- Higher energy level and exercise power;
- The healing of trophic ulcers and foot tissue defects
- An increase in your sexual capacity;
- A more powerful immune system; and
- Improved life quality of life.
At RenewU Medical, diabetic patients can undergo a minimally-invasive liposuction type of harvesting procedure with a special sterile “closed system” technology under a local anesthetic. That way, the cells never come into contact with the environment throughout the entire process from removal to deployment. This “mini-liposuction” fat removal procedure and stem cell harvesting lasts approximately less than 60 minutes. There is no downtime, post-operative discomfort is minimal, and there is minimal restriction on activity.
If you have been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, the first thing you will want to do is schedule a free one-on-one consultation with Joseph Radich at RenewU Medical in West Palm Beach. During this session, he will address your concerns, assess your health and determine the best treatments to fit your needs.
For more information about RenewU Medical’s state-of-the-art stem cell therapies, please visit www.mystemcellcare.com. Or to schedule a free medical consultation, please call us at (561) 331-2983.