Diabetes (diabetes mellitus), is a group of metabolic disorders that causes a person high blood glucose.
The cause of diabetes depends on the type. For type 1 diabetes, it is partly inherited and then triggered by certain infections. For type 2 diabetes, lifestyle factors and genetics are main causes.
Loss of weight, increased hunger, frequent urination and increased thirst are the typical symptoms for untreated diabetes patients.
Treatment for Diabetes in ReLife
Managements for diabetes available are medications, insulin, lifestyle adjustment, reasonable diet and exercises. Traditional Chinese Medicine is proved to be effective on improving the general condition, enhancing patient’s immunity and relieving the symptoms.
Stem cell therapy and gene therapy are two new and effective treatment options for diabetes in recent years.
Cell-based Gene Therapy for Diabetes
Utilizing the molecular biology method, cell-based gene therapy is an innovative treatment method that implants the hepatocyte growth factor – HGF via autologous cells into the lesion area of the patient’s body. It can continuously and stably repair the lesion and improve the blood circulation, so as to improve islet function and repair the impaired pancreas, achieving the purpose of relieving patients’ symptoms and reduce or stop the medications and insulin injections.
Adipose tissue is an active endocrine and paracrine organ, which secretes various cytokines and biological factors. The regular secretion of adipose tissue regulates and controls the balance of energy in body, and also plays a role in many procedures, such as anti-inflammation.
By taking advantage of adipose stem cell tropism, HGF will be carried into the illed ovarian region by adipose stem cells, enabling HGF continuously and stably effect and improve the blood circulation, as well as improve the survival rate and efficiency of adipose stem cells, which makes the treatment effect much better than single application of stem cell therapy. It plays a key role in repairing the impaired islet function and pancreas, adjusting the metabolism system and promoting the balance of endocrinology system.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a green, safe and effective treatment method. Via acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, moxibustion and natural therapy, TCM can active the positive Qi in human body, recover the islet function, improve the endocrine function as well as the general internal environment of body, and thus recover the function of both Chong channel and Ren channel. By adjusting the endocrine system, it can recover the islet function, nourish the organs; thereby achieve the balance between Yin and Yang, Qi and Blood, as well as organs, which further benefit the recovery of pancreas.