A patient, female, 60 years old have been suffering from type 2 Diabetes for 25 years. Currently he has to take insulin twice a day to make sure his blood sugar is under control. Besides that, he also has High Blood Pressure.
As little known about the stem cell treatment, he asked the questions are following:
1. What type of stem cells now can be using for the treatment? 2. How do the doctor to diagnose I am suitable for the treatment or not? 3. What kind of effect will be achieved after the stem cell therapy for type 2 Diabetes?
The above are not the difficult question for the persons who are familiar with stem cell transplantation. Here are the answers:
1. What type of stem cells now can be using for the treatment? A: The common stem cells are used for type 2 Diabetes are neural stem cell.
2. How do the doctor to diagnose I am suitable for the treatment or not? A: The doctor needs the following information while you want to consult the treatment for a precise diagnose.
(1)Basic information of the patients: age, gender, height and weight; (2)What is the cause of the diabetes, when did it happen and how it developed; (3)The current symptoms; (4)Any complication like DKA or HONK; (5)Fasting blood glucose (FBG) monitoring report; (6)2-hour postprandial glucose report; (7)Medication history; (8)Glycated protein report; (9)Any other information that is possible to be useful for the diagnosis and treatment.
3. What kind of effect will be achieved after thestem cell therapy for type 2 Diabetes? A: Once the above materials and information are submitted to the doctor, then the patient will receive the diagnosis from the doctor. If the doctor is confident to say that your diabetes is treatable by stem cell treatment. The treatment effect can be good as the doctor assure you that the dose of insulin will be reduced and the blood sugar will be firmly controlled.