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Diabetes Stem Cell Therapy

Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by diabetes. Adult stem cells have been shown to be precursors to embryonic and islet stem cells that produce insulin.

Diabetes Stem Cell Therapy

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Diabetes Stem Cell Questions


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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugars to build up in your blood. This is why many people refer to diabetes as “sugar.”

Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

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What are the different types of Diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or juvenileonset diabetes, may account for 5 percent to 10 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Risk factors are less well defined for Type 1 diabetes than for Type 2 diabetes, but autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors are involved in the development of this type of diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes was previously called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for about 90 percent to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes include older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, prior history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, physical inactivity, and race/ethnicity. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, and some Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes.

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What are stem cells?

Stem cells are unprogrammed cells in the human body that can replicate themselves or differentiate into other types of cells like: nerve, skin, blood, muscle, bone, cartilage and other specialized types of cells. At the forefront of Cellular Therapies, in a new field of science called Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells have the potential to treat many conditions because of their ability to replace tissue or organs that have been damaged by disease, trauma, or congenital issues.

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How Do Stem Cells Work?

Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have the ability to become specialized cells. By following the inflammatory responses released by damaged or diseased tissues in the body, stem cells are activated to help repair and regenerate damaged cells such as nerve, skin, blood, muscle and many others.

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How Often Do We Use Our Stem Cells?

Our stem cells are utilized daily to regenerate and repair tissue that has been damaged due to age, disease or trauma.

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What Types Of Stem Cells Can We Harvest?

There are three sources of stem cells that can be harvested from a patient’s body. These sources include bone marrow, peripheral blood and adipose (fat) tissue.

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What is a stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is an intervention strategy that introduces new adult stem cells into damaged tissue in order to treat disease or injury. Many medical researchers studying Cellular Therapies in Regenerative Medicine believe that stem cell therapies have the potential to change the face of human disease and alleviate suffering. Studying the ability of stem cells to self-renew and differentiate offers significant potential for tissue generation that can potentially replace diseases and damaged areas in the body, with minimal risk of rejection and side effects.

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What Is An Adipose Adult Stem Cell Procedure?

The stem cells for an adipose adult stem cell procedure are harvested by extracting the patient's adipose tissue through a procedure called mini-liposuction. This is an outpatient procedure performed under local or twilight anesthesia. During the procedure, the fat cells are extracted from the patient’s body. The extracted fat cells are then transferred to Younique Therapies onsite lab where the processing of the stem cells occur. During the processing phase, the stem cells are isolated from the fat, activated using the patient’s own growth factors derived from their PRP (platelet rich plasma) and prepared for infusion. The final stem cell product is reintroduced back to the patient intravenously (IV) and in a combination of other modalities, all dependent on the patient's specific needs. It takes approximately four to five hours to complete the entire process, from extraction to infusion.

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What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Our blood contains platelets which contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors that are very important in the healing of injuries. PRP is plasma with a high concentration of platelets. Studies have shown that the increased concentration of growth factors in PRP speeds up the healing process.

We do everything in our power to make sure your visit is an enjoyable one and that you leave with exactly what you were expecting. Our mission is to provide patients with cutting-edge, result-oriented stem cell procedures while providing the highest level of customer service.

Dr. Mark M. Youssef, PSc.D
License Number/Date: L.32597229 4.19.2016
License Level: Doctor of Pastoral Science & Medicine

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