Diabetes is listed among the daunting chronic health conditions that health sectors across the world are still battling to control. This disease is one in which an individual’s blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high.
This is due to the fact that the glucose, which comes from the foods eaten, are not allowed to give the body energy owing to the fact that the pancreas is unable to make insulin. Insulin is a hormone which, in a normal body, helps glucose get into the cells to give them energy.
While persons can develop diabetes later in life because of poor diet and other health factors, what has been especially worrying to health workers is that persons can be born with or develop diabetes as they grow. In this case, it is called Type One diabetes.
Despite active research, type one diabetes has no cure. It usually manifests with symptoms such as: increased thirst, frequent urination, bed-wetting in children who previously didn’t wet the bed during the night, extreme hunger, unintended weight loss, irritability and other mood changes, fatigue, weakness and blurred vision.
Treatment usually focuses on managing blood sugar levels with insulin, strict diet and lifestyle aimed at preventing possible complications.
But even as efforts are made to ensure that there is treatment to ensure that persons can live healthy and normal lives with this condition, in the background medical researchers have been busy.
And from all indications they are not coming up short.
Based on reports, medical researchers are working hard to end the plight of those suffering from type one diabetes once and for all. They are said to be using stem cells as a way to treat this disease by helping the body generate new insulin-making cells.
As is known, those suffering from type one diabetes can no longer generate insulin on their own. They need to inject themselves with insulin multiple times per day, which can be time-consuming, physically draining, and life-threatening if the individual runs out of insulin and doesn’t have easy access to this life-giving resource.
Denmark’s University of Copenhagen scientists believe that immature cells in the pancreas can be developed into islet cells or a different type of cell that produces insulin. With this research, it is being touted that the stem cell treatment experts at BodyPro (a Wellness Centre in New Portbeach, California, US) and other medical research facilities can truly make a miraculous breakthrough that will help to change the lives of those suffering from type one diabetes forever in a positive way.