Introduction: Type 1 diabetes or so-called youth diabetes, which is seen at all ages.
Prevalence: 90% type two and 10% type one
Cause: (autoimmune) due to viral diseases that cause inflammation of beta cells and this causes stimulation of the immune system and the production of antibodies against these insulin-producing cells, which ultimately leads to their destruction. such as para-influenza viruses
Genetics: Type 1 diabetes is about 4% genetic, but if one parent has type 2 diabetes, 40% of their children are exposed, and if two parents have 70% of their children may get type 2 diabetes.
Onset: Can occur at any age. In the past, they thought it was only in young people under 30 years old, but now it is clear that this is not the case.
Complications: retinopathy (retinal damage), nephropathy (kidney damage), cardiovascular complications, diabetic foot, neuropathy (nerve damage), erectile dysfunction, risks of diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar coma, etc.
Diagnosis: This disease usually has a sudden onset. The well-known symptoms of overeating, excessive urination, and excessive drinking are due to high sugar levels. Also, severe weight loss within a few days to a few weeks due to high sugar and loss of sugar from urine and metabolic disorders that cause muscle and fat destruction. In the test, the fasting sugar is usually very high and is usually more than 200. It may even be the first manifestation of a patient with diabetic or hyperosmolar ketoacidosis.
After diagnostic work, insulin is prescribed for the patient and the treatment should be started quickly.
Treatment: through insulin, diet therapy and some oral drugs (metformin for obese people), but in the new laser acupuncture and low-power laser treatments, together with strengthening drugs such as CoQ10, selenium, folic acid, omega-3, zinc, Al Carnitine, magnesium, curcumin, vitamin D3, vitamin C and vitamin E
Acupuncture points that help regulate blood sugar and relax the immune system.
And finally, the stimulation of bone marrow stem cells with high-power lasers available in the European Laser Clinic, and then the radiation of laser rays with high penetrating power to the pancreas and spleen.
Diet is important for these patients.
The newest and best method of treatment, which is performed at the European Laser Clinic in Germany, which hopefully will be set up in Dubai as soon as possible, is the injection of stem cells into the pancreas. After laser stimulation, these stem cells are taken from the blood or bone marrow, cultured in the environment, and counted in the flow cytometry device, into the pancreas under ultrasound guidance. The number of treatment sessions depends on various factors. Including the age of the patient, the duration of the onset of the disease and the association with other autoimmune diseases such as Bres or vitiligo, Addison’s disease, etc. Therefore, patients are advised to go for treatment as soon as possible. Especially newly infected patients.
Laser acupuncture and photo-biomodulation treatment protocol (low power laser) is better to be performed periodically for the patient even after the treatment of diabetes with stem cells and laser in order to significantly reduce the possibility of recurrence. Harvard University researchers who have been working on this issue for years found a type of protein in beta cells (which exists only in these cells) and realized that this protein can be used as a biological hook to fish beta cells and the method The second one was invented to enrich beta cells. By separating the beta cells from the physical composition of all the cells in the stem cell mixture and then allowing them to pool together. Enriched beta cells called this clustering. It was based on this hypothesis that cells that produce hormones are more attracted to each other than cells that do not produce hormones. These two methods together increased the purity of beta cells in a sample of stem cells from 30% to 80%. The point that type 1 diabetes patients should pay attention to is that because this disease is related to the immune system, it may recur and these patients need to renew the above treatment, which of course is not the same as the first stage of the sessions, and for example, it is possible One to three sessions are necessary after one or more years. This issue depends on the patient and the patient’s factors, such as age, the length of time that has passed since the disease and the association with other autoimmune diseases.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can stem cell treatment in type 1 diabetes patients be performed for all diabetic patients?
Answer: No, it cannot be done if a long time has passed since the onset of the disease (more than 5 years), but for patients who have not been diagnosed with the disease for a long time, the number of sessions depends on factors such as the response of the patient’s immune system and inflammatory factors. , age, stress, physical condition and having other immune system diseases
What measures should be taken for the patient after stem cell treatment and how is the follow-up of the treatment process?
It is better to visit the patient once in a while for check-ups and laser therapy, strengthening drugs and vitamins should be taken according to the doctor’s opinion to reduce the possibility of recurrence.
Is stem cell treatment for type 1 diabetes patients a long-term and permanent treatment, or is there a possibility of the disease returning?
As previously explained, this is a treatment method for type 1 diabetes patients, but just as healthy people can also get this disease if the patients do not follow their doctor’s instructions, which include diet and regular physical activity, and there is a risk of contracting the disease. There is recurrence and return of the disease
To explain as an example, suppose we consider the process of rejuvenation, just as after rejuvenation, after a few years, due to the aging process, there is a need to renew the methods again, this is not the case, observing a series of things such as the continuous consumption of required vitamins and laser therapy etc. is necessary
Is this method approved by the scientific societies of the world?
Yes, the method was presented by Harvard University and after studies and years of research, it is currently being performed in America and Europe in the European laser clinic. This method, i.e. the injection of stem cells into the pancreas, has been combined with new treatment methods in the field of mitochondrial medicine. The treatment process becomes more efficient and durable and is one of the advantages of the European Laser Clinic over other clinics in this field.
How many sessions are needed for treatment, how many days does each treatment session last, and how long are the intervals between treatment sessions?
The number of treatment sessions depends on the factors explained in the previous sections, such as the age, the time that has passed since the disease was diagnosed, the physical condition of the patient and having other diseases.
Each treatment session for stem cells lasts one day, which is done with local anesthesia and does not require anesthesia. The intervals of the treatment sessions are every three months.
If a person is physically healthy, that means he does not have any other diseases, and the younger the patient is and the less time has passed since the illness, the fewer the number of treatment sessions.
Does this method have side effects?
No, there is no significant complication because the stem cells are extracted from the patient himself and a low-power laser is used to stabilize and survive the stem cells, which after 40 years of research in the field of low-power laser or cold lasers, no significant complications have been reported. Is.
After treatment with stem cells, what should the patient do and what should he not do to reduce the possibility of disease recurrence?
A proper diet, avoiding the consumption of sugar, carbohydrates, fast foods, unhealthy foods and stress should not be done, and in order to prevent the recurrence of the disease, the consumption of vitamins and micronutrients prescribed by the doctors of the treatment team and regular physical activity should be done.
How long does the treatment process take in the UAE?
This process takes between 3 and 4 hours in the clinic.
What should be done before the treatment process for the patient?
Performing blood tests, performing tests related to checking the immune system, tests related to the patient’s physical condition and examination
What is the history of the treatment of this disease by Dr. Weber and other scientists, and what is the success rate of the treatment, and will the patients not need insulin injections after the treatment?
Yes, as it was said, this method was introduced by American scientists and Harvard University and many patients have been treated in this field, and Dr. Weber has also treated many patients in Germany.
If the patient meets the conditions for the treatment and follows the requirements after the treatment, there is no need to inject insulin. But as it is repeated many times, just as there is a risk of developing autoimmune disorders in all people, these people are at a higher risk of developing immune disorders. But as it is repeated again and again, even a healthy person may get type 1 diabetes if the conditions are not followed, which is more likely for patients who have already suffered from this disease. The reason why there is a need for multiple sessions of treatment in some patients is that the immune system may attack again and destroy the injected stem cells, and by repeating this, the immune system becomes sensitive, and other treatments are also performed at the same time. And thus the function of the pancreas goes towards recovery.
What maintenance treatments should be done after stem cell treatment?
Treatment with vitamins and micronutrients, low-power laser treatment, acupuncture laser treatment, or acupuncture laser treatment.
Is anesthesia necessary for this treatment?
No, it is done with local anesthesia through international radiology (interventional radiology) like using laparoscopic technique.
Can this technique be used to treat type 2 diabetes?
The mechanism of type 2 diabetes is different from type 1 diabetes. In fact, type 1 diabetes is a kind of autoimmune disorder. While type 2 diabetes, metabolic disorder