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Doctor insights on: Stem Cell Treatment For Diabetes Type 2

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Stem Cell (Definition)

The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of ...Read more


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Where can I get the best stem cell treatment for type 1 diabetes?

Where can I get the best stem cell treatment for type 1 diabetes?

Stem cell: Stem cell treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes is in development. The item I found best on the web was "StemGenex". You might be eligible to join their study. ...Read more

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Please describe the types of stem cell transplants for treating cancer?

Please describe the types of stem cell transplants for treating cancer?

HSC Transplant: The only stem cell transplant in regular practice are hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplants for diseases like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. HSC can be collected from donor bone marrow (BMT), from the peripheral blood (PBSC), or from umbilical cord blood. HSC transplants vary further by the type and intensity of the preparative chemotherapy, immune suppression, and selection of donor. ...Read more

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Is there anybody who got transplanted the stem cells to cure type1 diabetes?

Is there anybody who got transplanted the stem cells to cure type1 diabetes?

Early studies: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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What's the latest on "islet cell transplantation" for type 1 diabetics?

What's the latest on "islet cell transplantation" for type 1 diabetics?

Not so good: We have a long way to go. The edmunton protocol, the latest attempt at transplanting islet cells is not working out as well as we would like for patients with type 1 diabetes. There are other attempts on the horizon - stay tuned. ...Read more

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How "islet cell transplantation" successful for type1 diabetic , what are its side effects?

How  "islet cell transplantation" successful for type1 diabetic , what are its side effects?

No: We have a long way to go. The edmunton protocol, the latest attempt at transplanting islet cells is not working out as well as we would like for patients with type 1 diabetes. There are other attempts on the horizon - stay tuned. ...Read more

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Can a pancreas transplantation surgery cure a patient from type 2 diabetes ?

Can a pancreas transplantation surgery cure a patient from type 2 diabetes ?

Not usually: Type 2 diabetes is due to a combination of inadequate insulin production by the pancreas, but also a problem with insensitivity to insulin in the other tissues around the body. Patients with type 1 diabetes typically only have the insulin production problem, and therefore transplantation is used for these patients. Medications and lifestyle modifications are generally effective for type II. ...Read more

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How successful is "islet cell transplantation" for type1 diabetic , what are its side effects?

How successful is "islet cell transplantation"  for type1 diabetic , what are its side effects?

Can work for some: It remains experimental, and there may be some difficulties obtaining insurance coverage, but can work for a number of patients. Islet recipients must take immunosuppressive drugs and therefore are exposed to the toxicities of these agents. A major limitation has been obtaining enough islet tissue; due to loss of islets during preparation, one pancreas may not be enough for one recipient. ...Read more

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Is there acinar cell loss in type 2 diabetes ?

Is there acinar cell loss in type 2 diabetes ?

See below: The reason why acinar cells become atrophic is not clear, most evidence points to an important role of Insulin as a trophic agent, although other factors including autoimmunity against exocrine tissue and vascular damage (microangiopathy) cannot be excluded. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis (chance of recovery) for multiple myeloma and other plasma cell cancer types?

What is the prognosis (chance of recovery) for multiple myeloma and other plasma cell cancer types?

Better than before: Most patients can now achieve remission either with standard therapy or stem cell transplant. The remissions can be long lived although patients are not cured. Many live a decade or more with good quality of life and this time line continues to get longer with the new targeted therapies. The average life span used to be 2.5 years. ...Read more

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Is long-term care needed for type 2 diabetes or type 1?

Is long-term care needed for type 2 diabetes or type 1?

Absolutely: There are many aspects of diabetes that need to be followed by a professional. Among these are the control of the blood sugar as well as blood pressure and lipids (like cholesterol). One needs to be examined and tested for complications of diabetes and when found these complications need to be managed to slow further progression. Referral to other professional may be necessary. ...Read more

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Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or rituximab+bendamustine?

Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or  rituximab+bendamustine?

There is no: Definitive answer to your question. Studies have compared the strategies you mention. The high dose ara-c arm was closed because it was difficult to mobilize stem cells for transplant after these regimens. Bendamustine-r is a good program, and many centers would consolidate a good response with an autograft. ...Read more

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What lethal diseases are treated with bone marrow or stem cell transplants?

What lethal diseases are treated with bone marrow or stem cell transplants?

Many: The main lethal disease treated with stem cell transplants are hematologic malignancies such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Bone marrow failure (aplastic anemia) is also treated with stem cell transplants. Some life-threatening genetic disease can also be treated with a transplant. ...Read more

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Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes vs type 1?

Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes vs type 1?

Insulin: Both can be treated with insulin. In general, type 2 requires more Insulin than type 1 (due to Insulin resistance). ...Read more

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My kid 4 mts diagnosed foveal hypoplasia is there any treatment like retina transplant or stem cell therapy as stem cells of my r preserved?

My kid 4 mts diagnosed foveal hypoplasia is there any treatment like retina transplant or stem cell therapy as stem cells of my r preserved?

Not likely: Foveal Hypoplasia is a genetic (dominant transmission) disorder with some treatments but no cure. It mostly involves the part of the retina (back of eye) that allows very sharp vision. Stem cells should not be of any use in a genetic disorder. ...Read more

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ACUTE FUNGAL SINUSITIS MUCORMYCOSIS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2. What is the treatment for the above Diagnosis?

ACUTE FUNGAL SINUSITIS MUCORMYCOSIS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2.
What is the treatment for the above Diagnosis?

Mucormycosis: Usually surgery combined with a complex combination of antifungal medications depending upon the organism and its sensitivities. This may be one of several mold fungi (Mucor, Absidia, Rhizopus, and others). Very severe condition with outcomes difficult to predict. Best wishes and hopes. ...Read more

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Does a full blood count detect diabetes type 2 or diabetes type 1? Is type 2 an autoimmune disease?

Does a full blood count detect diabetes type 2 or diabetes type 1? Is type  2 an autoimmune disease?

No: But a fasting blood glucose or Hgb a1c test would show diabetes. It does not distinguish between the two types of diabetes however. Type 1 is often considered an autoimmune disorder but type 2 more a lifestyle issue- too much fat not enough exercise. Type 1 usually requires insulin and type 2 only on occasions (may reverse to normal with weight loss). ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more