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Can an infant's cord blood be used to cure or treat type 1 diabetes in the mother?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo answered

Specializes in Pediatric Urology

NO: At this point this type of treatment is only active in the laboratory. Meaning it has not been tried on a wide scale level in human patients and is not fda approved at this time.

Answered 5/7/2016

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No: No. Type 1 diabetes can't be cured with cord blood or stem cells.

Answered 6/1/2013

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Dr. Richard Pollard answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

See below: There is a very small study (15 patients) saying that there seemed to be a decrease in the level of diabetes after "stem cell educating". A cure? Not at this time. However, if you have the financial ability this might be a good time to save the cord blood and placenta of the next child, just in case.

Answered 4/24/2015

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