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Diabetes

According to WHO, about 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, and the majority of the people live in low-and middle-income countries. Diabetes (who. int). Moreover, diabetes directly contributes to 1.6 million deaths each year, making it one of the leading causes of death globally. The biggest reason for worry is that the prevalence of diabetes has increased steadily over the past few decades. 

It is very important to control diabetes for living healthy and longer life. Diabetes untreated properly can lead to other complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, nerve damage, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and erectile dysfunction. 

The unfortunate part of diabetes is that the patient has to live constantly on medications with a compromised lifestyle, including the sex life. However, there are few smart patients who are able to reverse their diabetes. 

Let’s meet one smart patient, Mr. Hussein, who was able to reverse his diabetes.

Mr. Hussien, a 45-year-old male from UAE, has suffered from uncontrolled diabetes mellitus for the past 12 years. At the age of 33, his fasting sugar level was around 120. In the subsequent twelve years, his fasting blood sugar level increased around 250. He was frustrated from frequent urination, blurred vision, fatigue, and highly fluctuating sugar levels in the blood. Mr. Hussien also had a history of hypertension.

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Mr. Hussein tried very hard to control his diet. However, initially, there was some relief, but later on, he started losing discipline on a diet, and his sugar level started deteriorating. Since then, the doses of his medications have been on a continuous increase.  He consulted many doctors and took the recommended medication, but the fluctuation and increase in sugar levels were unimpacted.  

He after that decided on a different approach and started looking the solution beyond conventional medical sciences. He consulted a few alternative medicines. The alternative medicines doctor wanted to start his medication along with allopathic medicines.  However, no allopathic doctor gave consent to alternative medicines.  Before getting exhausted, he learned about stem cell treatment for diabetes, an upcoming approach to healing the body with stem cells, which are fundamental building blocks of the body. 

This is the time when he got in touch with MedicoExperts. MedicoExperts recommended a stem cell expert from its panel who had promising results from stem cells on type 2 diabetes. Mr. Hussain discussed in length with the stem cell experts for diabetes over a video consultation and got all of his doubts cleared. MedicoExperts team guided him in all the stages, including getting him connected with its patient who got the stem cell therapy for the same reasons.

Mr. Hussein started the treatment, and three months post his treatment, he feels considerable improvement in the next 2-3 months in stamina level and mental calmness. He started feeling healthier from within. 

Mr. Hussein showed dedication to the treatment and followed all that the doctors suggested, and today his blood sugar maintains around 90 at fasting levels.

Let’s understand what diabetes is

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Diabetes

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, which is commonly known as diabetes, occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood sugar is your main source of energy, which comes from the foods you eat.

It occurs when your pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or when your body cannot use insulin effectively.  

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. Insulin’s role is to regulate the amount of blood sugar. To perform a better function of the body, blood sugar must be carefully controlled.  

Let’s understand diabetes a bit more. 

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What are the different types of diabetes?

The common diabetes types are type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common among them and followed by type 1 diabetes. Apart from these types, prediabetes is another crucial diagnosis that shows an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which your body is not able to make insulin. People having type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin, and their immune system attacks the pancreas that is making the insulin.  

People with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin every day to control blood sugar levels. Roughly 10 percent of them have type 1 diabetes. Typically occurs in childhood.

In type 2 diabetes, your body is not able to use insulin effectively, or your body cannot produce enough insulin. Roughly 90 percent of the people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.

Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy. Generally, this type of diabetes goes after the delivery, but for a few people, there is a chance that they might develop type 2 diabetes later in life.

Monogenic diabetes is a rare condition resulting from mutation or change in a single gene, which is an inherited form of diabetes, and cystic fibrosis-related diabetes.

causes of diabetes

causes

What causes diabetes?

Each type of diabetes has a different set of causes.

Type 1 diabetes: 

When the immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, the natural insulin production capability of the body ends. And hence the external insulin is to be provided to the body. 

At times, genes also play a role in some people. 

Further, sometimes viral infections trigger immune system attacks.

Type 2 diabetes:

Type 2 diabetes is a combination of genetics and lifestyle factors. Obesity or being overweight increases your risk. Extra weight, especially around the midsection, makes your cells more resistant to insulin’s effects on blood sugar.

This is a genetic condition that runs in families. Family members have genes that increase their chances of developing type 2 diabetes and being overweight.

Gestational diabetes:

Gestational diabetes is a condition that develops as a result of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. The placenta secretes hormones that make a pregnant woman’s cells more resistant to insulin’s effects. During pregnancy, this can lead to high blood sugar levels.

Pregnant women who are overweight or gain too much weight during pregnancy are more likely to develop gestational diabetes.

Let’s understand the different signs and symptoms that diabetes causes are.

symptoms

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

General symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Increase in hunger
  • Increasing thirst
  • Weight loss
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurry vision
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Sores that don’t heal quickly

Additional symptoms

Symptoms in men

Men with diabetes have decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction (ED), and poor muscle strength.

Symptoms in women

Women with diabetes have urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and dry, itchy skin.

Symptoms of type 1 diabetes can include:

  • extreme hunger
  • increased thirst
  • unintentional weight loss
  • frequent urination
  • blurry vision
  • tiredness
  • It may also result in mood changes.

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes can include:

  • increased hunger
  • increased thirst
  • increased urination
  • blurry vision
  • tiredness
  • sores that are slow to heal

It may also cause recurring infections. This is because elevated blood sugar levels make it harder for the body to heal.

Let’s understand how to diagnose diabetes.

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What is the diabetes diagnosis test?

You’ll need to get your blood sugar tested to determine if you have prediabetes or type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. Testing is straightforward, and results are usually immediately available.

Following are the blood tests for Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and Gestational

The A1C test measures your average blood sugar level over the past two or three months. The higher the A1C level is, the poor your blood sugar control, and a higher the number indicates you have diabetes. 

  • Below 5.7% is normal.
  • 5.7% to 6.4% is diagnosed as prediabetes.
  • 6.5% or higher indicates you have diabetes.

This measures your blood sugar after an overnight fast (not eating). 

A fasting blood sugar level of 

  • Below 99 mg/dL is normal.
  • 100 to 125 mg/dL indicates you have prediabetes.
  • 126 mg/dL or higher indicates you have diabetes.

In this test blood sugar level is tested before and after you drink glucose. Before the test, you will fast (not eat) overnight and have your blood drawn to determine your fasting blood sugar level. After that, you’ll drink the liquid and have your blood sugar checked in one hour, two hours, and possibly three hours later.

At 2 hours, a blood sugar level of 

  • Below 140 mg/dL is considered normal 
  • 140 to 199 mg/dL indicates you have prediabetes
  • 200 mg/dL or higher indicates you have diabetes

This measures your blood sugar at the time you’re tested. You can take this test at any time and don’t need to fast (not eat) first. A blood sugar level of 200 mg/dL or higher indicates you have diabetes.

treatment options

Conventional treatment for diabetes

Conventional treatment for different types of diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is caused when the body is not able to produce insulin. The treatment for type 1 diabetes is insulin injections. Insulin is injected into your body to control your blood sugar levels. People with type 1 diabetes need lifelong insulin.

Four types of insulin are most commonly used. They’re differentiated by how quickly they start working and how long the effects last:

  • Rapid-acting insulin starts working within 15 minutes, and its effects last for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Short-acting insulin starts working within 30 minutes and its effect lasts for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Intermediate-acting insulin starts working within 1 to 2 hours and its effect lasts 12 to 18 hours.
  • Long-acting insulin starts working in a few hours after injection and lasts 24 hours or longer.

To manage type 2 diabetes diet and exercise can help some people. 

If diet and exercise are not enough to lower your blood sugar, you’ll need to take medication. Some people with type 2 diabetes also need to take insulin.

You’ll need to monitor your blood sugar level several times a day during pregnancy. Dietary changes and exercise may or may not be enough to bring it down if it’s high.

side-effects

Side effects of Conventional treatment

The medications or Insulin helps to manage the blood glucose levels.

In some cases, one or more of the following side effects are observed.

  1. low blood sugar –  also known as hypoglycemia. 
  2. weight gain.
  3. tiredness or dizziness
  4. upset stomach
  5. skin rash or itching
  6. kidney complications
  7. metal taste
  8. gas, bloating, and diarrhea

Alternative and advanced treatment options for diabetes in India

ayurveda treatment for diabetesAyurveda is known for its approach which is identifying the root cause and solving it with herbal medication. It doesn’t focus on immediate suppression of symptoms and hence the results are often slow but long-lasting.

Ayurveda addresses the root cause of the disease. It begins by detoxifying the body so that medicines can work better towards treating the actual root cause of the disease. Along with medication, Ayurveda equally focuses on your diet & lifestyle.

Stem cell for Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes

Stem cell therapies are an advanced treatment option for diabetes. Stem cell treatment and can be used for both, type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Stem cells are taken from bone marrow and evidence suggests that bone marrow driven monocytes may act to improve certain chronic inflammatory auto-immune conditions.

Stem cells show immense promise in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and patient are able to control their blood sugar levels.

Stem cell therapy is when stem cells are extracted from your body and then processed and multiplied in sophisticated stem cell labs and reinjected in the impacted part of the body. The stem cells regenerate themselves and start converting into specific cells and tissues that the deteriorating body badly needs. 

The new cells then begin to replace the damaged and old cells, reversing the condition.

If you have tried everything, then stem cells are a new ray of hope for you.

procedure

Procedure for stem cell therapy for diabetes in India

A local anesthetic injection is used to extract stem cells from bone marrow. The extracted bone marrow is then processed in a Stem Cells lab, where the stem cells are separated from other tissues and multiplied in a laboratory environment.

After that, the Stem cells are injected back. The stem cells reach the organ which needs the repair and starts converting themselves into the cells of desired functionality. These new cells start the healing process of the organ.

Depending on the severity of the case and other factors such as comorbidities, age, and the patient’s current symptoms, multiple stem cell therapies may be required.

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outcomes

What to expects outcomes of stem cell therapy for diabetes in India

Stem cell treatment for diabetes can reverse diabetes. If you can manage the lifestyle after the reversal the probability that diabetes will return back is very low. 

By the virtue of that, you can expect to get rid of the symptoms and you are safe from the complications that diabetes can cause such as blindness, heart disease, and kidney failure.

treatment cost

Stem cell for diabetes treatment cost in India

In comparison to the cost of the same treatment in other countries, diabetes treatment in India is relatively less expensive. This cost-effectiveness is achieved by combining the best specialists with hospitals that are well-equipped with the most up-to-date I and technology to ensure a successful outcome.

In India, stem cell therapy costs start at $2,000 per cycle, depending on the patient’s current condition, treating doctor, and recommended protocol. The patient will be required to stay in India for 10 to 30 days, with the possibility of extending the stay to 45 days in some cases.

Treatment cost

Success Rate

Success rates stem cell treatment for diabetes in India

According to the study, 82 percent of patients had a 50 percent reduction in insulin requirements and 91 percent had an HbA1c of less than 7%.

Frequently Asked Questions and patient concerns:

1. How can stem cells be used to treat type 2 diabetes?

Doctors can grow new insulin-producing cells to replace those that the pancreas has lost by using stem cells. In this way, stem cells treat type 2 diabetes.

2. Can stem cells cure type 2 diabetes?

Although stem cell therapy cannot completely cure it, receiving stem cell therapy for diabetes type 2 has the potential to improve a patient’s quality of life significantly by reducing symptoms and complications related to type 2 diabetes, as well as slowing its progression.

3. What food lowers blood sugar fast?

Vegetables:

  • Green peas
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Cabbage
  • Leafy greens such as spinach, collards, kale, and beet
  • Green beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers

Certain fruits:

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Plum
  • Avocado
  • Olives
  • Dried apricots
  • Unripe banana
  • Peaches
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges
  • Cherries
  • Coconut

 

Whole or minimally processed grains:

  • Barley
  • Whole wheat 
  • Oat bran and rice bran cereals
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Whole-grain pumpernickel bread
  • Sourdough bread
  • Wheat tortilla
  • Nuts and nut butter
  • Mushrooms
  • Seeds such as pumpkin, chia, sunflower, and flaxseeds

Dairy and dairy-substitute products:

  • Plain yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Milk
  • Soy milk and yogurt

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