Diabetes Type 1
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What Is Diabetes Type 1?
Your body functions because of an elaborate system of hormones, called the endocrine system. Insulin is one important hormone produced by the pancreas. It’s responsible for helping blood sugar enter your body’s cells where it can be harnessed as energy. Diabetes (type 1) is a condition where the pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin. Without sufficient insulin to regulate the body’s blood sugar and introduce it into your body’s cells, it can build up in the bloodstream and cause damage over time. Type 1 diabetes can be present for months or years before symptoms are noticed. There’s no cure for type 1 diabetes, but stem cells have shown promise in helping your body regenerate beta cells in the pancreas and help produce necessary insulin.
What Causes Diabetes Type 1?
It’s thought that type 1 diabetes is caused by an autoimmune reaction where the body attacks the cells in the pancreas that create insulin. The underlying causes of this reaction, however, aren’t well understood. Some people are genetically predisposed to developing type 1 diabetes or may develop it because of certain triggers. Anyone – from children to adults – can develop type 1 diabetes regardless of diet and lifestyle.
How Can Stem Cells Help Diabetes Type 1?
Stem cell therapy for diabetes 1 can help restore healthy cells in the pancreas and improve your body’s production of insulin. For many patients with diabetes, stem cells can also help reduce symptoms like numbness, pain, or chronic inflammation.
Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes Type 1?
Stem cell therapy for type 1 diabetes works by collecting your own tissue or using a donor source to inject stem cells. These stem cells begin to regenerate new, healthy tissue over time and reduce symptoms. Stem cell therapy comes with very little risk of adverse reaction since it uses your own tissue or that of a screened donor source. Stem cell therapy can be performed right in our Kirkland and St. Petersburg offices, and you can return home immediately afterward. You can learn more about what to expect during a consultation with our stem cell experts.
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At Axis Stem Cell Institute, we can help you thrive and live your best life despite chronic conditions. Your first step is meeting with our stem cell experts to determine the right approach with the latest in regenerative medicine. To meet with our team and get the most up-to-date information available about stem cell therapies, contact our Seattle or St. Petersburg office by calling 206-823-0960 or filling out our online form.