Type 2 diabetes, also called as insulin-dependent, can be called a real scourge of contemporary society. This disease is associated with the carbohydrate metabolism disorder along with constantly high blood sugar level what leads to the whole organism metabolism malfunction. Most significantly affected are the immune, system, vessels and most vitals organs such as brain, heart, kidneys and eyes. The most frequent complications of type 2 diabetes are nephropathy, chronic kidney disease, heart attack, foot gangrene, blindness, neuropathy.
Among other reasons of this disease development, the most important one is a person’s lifestyle. Type 2 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in patients older than 40 y.o. who are overweight. However, there is currently a stable tendency towards “youthification” of this disease. Adipose tissue promotes insulin sensitivity decrement though even the normal insulin level shows decreased influence over carbohydrate metabolism. As a result, the level of blood sugar is elevated. Among other catalysts of the disease we can single out wrong dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle, arterial hypertension and stresses as well as the essential role of genetic factor.
Type 2 diabetes is considered especially “treacherous” in regard to the inconspicuous symptoms that can remain unnoticeable for long time.
The issues of special concern are:
- sensation of dry mouth,
- increased thirst perception,
- frequent urination,
- slow healing of wounds and scratches,
- gum bleeding,
- dry skin,
- fungal diseases,
- decreased vision.
Everyone who takes good care of his or her health and wants to get a clear picture of the blood sugar level should do blood tests regularly.
Type 2 diabetes treatment
If you have been diagnosed with “type 2 diabetes there is no need to panic or to fall in despair it is just the right time to pay closer attention to your health and lifestyle.
Conventional treatment is based primarily on keeping a special diet and taking antidiabetic medications. It requires rigorous compliance with all doctor’s recommendations. However, in this case multiple complications are practically unavoidable and require additional pharmacological therapy to support the normal cardio function, improved blood circulation and maintenance of arterial tension within normal range.
Cellular therapy represents the best therapeutic practice. The cells responsible for insulin production in our body are so called β-cells. In cases of diabetes their number gradually and steadily decreases, consequently leading to high blood sugar level, destructing essential proteins and impairing metabolic processes. Administration of autologous (own) stem cells allows to restore the required number of β-cells. As a result, the production of own insulin increases, consequently reducing the need of medications lowering blood sugar level, thus leading to normalization of metabolic processes, arterial pressure, improving blood supply and cerebral functions.