Stem Cell Transplantation for Treating Diabetes in China
Stem Cells, referring to a group of multiple-differentiation cells, can regenerate daughters of cells that may have exactly that same characteristics with the original cells. Based on development potentials, stem cells can be categorized into three types: totipotent stem cells, pluripotent stem cells and unipotent stem cells.
Clinically, through processes of division, purification, expansion and culturing, stem cells enter the body with intravenous infusion, repairing damaged cells and rebuilding new ones.
Development of Stem Cell Transplantation in China
In China, Stem Cell technology is supported by the government, for which it has witnessed a fast development in recent years. Stem cells is mainly adopted in fields such as Diabetes, nerve system diseases, peripheral vascular diseases, tumors and so on.
Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, the biggest specialized kidney disease hospital in China, applies stem cells widely for the treatment of Diabetes and kidney diseases. With stem cells transplantation, insulin resistance in Diabetics has been greatly improved and changed without any side effects, which can greatly reduce chances of complications such as Diabetic foot, Diabetic retinopathy, diabetic skin diseases, etc.
Stem Cell Transplantation for Diabetes
The root cause of Diabetes and its complications is the high blood glucose caused by insulin-resistance. Stem cells are aimed at repairing and reproducing islet cells so that blood glucose can be well under control and insulin dosage can be gradually reduced.
Besides, stem cells can stimulate formation of capillaries, improve blood circulation, provide sufficient oxygen and nutrients for the damaged cells, accelerating the repairing process.
As long as islet cells can be repaired well, blood sugar level will be reduced naturally and the disease can be well controlled.