Diabetes Mellitus in Scottsdale, AZ
The Scottsdale Stem Cell Treatment Center offers treatment for diabetes mellitus to the residents of Scottsdale, Phoenix, and the surrounding Arizona communities.
What Is Diabetes Mellitus?
Diabetes mellitus encompasses a variety of diseases affecting how the body utilizes glucose or blood sugar. As an important part of overall health, glucose is the primary source of fuel for cells in the tissues, brain, and muscles.
If you have diabetes, glucose levels in your blood are too high, regardless of the cause. Serious health problems can result from too much glucose in the bloodstream.
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are chronic conditions. Sometimes, diabetes conditions can be reversed. One example is the condition of pre-diabetes when glucose levels are too high but not high enough to be categorized as full-blown diabetes. Another is gestational diabetes, which develops in a fetus but can be normalized once the baby is born.
Diabetes Mellitus Symptoms
The symptoms of diabetes can vary, depending upon the level of blood sugar elevation. Some people may not have diabetic symptoms initially, such as those with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes may develop severe symptoms more quickly than others.
Some signs and symptoms of diabetes include the following:
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Severe hunger
- Unexplained weight loss
- Ketones present in urine. Ketones are a byproduct of muscle and fat breakdown and can be present when there is insufficient insulin in the body.
- Blurry vision
- Sores that are slow to heal
- Frequent infections, such as infections of the skin and gums
Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, but the condition is most often diagnosed during childhood or adolescence. The more common form is type 2 diabetes that can occur at any age, although it is seen more frequently in adults over 40 years old.
Type 1 Diabetes Causes
The precise cause of type 1 diabetes is not known. What is known is that the immune system attacks and destroys cells in the pancreas, the organ responsible for producing insulin. Because insulin regulates blood sugar levels, having less insulin means that sugar levels increase in the bloodstream.
A combination of environmental and genetic factors is believed to cause type 1 diabetes. Obesity is also strongly implicated in some cases of diabetes, which is why weight loss is often a priority for those living with the condition.
Pre-diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Causes
In pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, cells in the body grow resistant to the effects of insulin, and the pancreas cannot make enough insulin to overcome the resistance. As a result, sugar builds up in the bloodstream rather than moving into cells as needed. The mechanism behind the process is unclear. Being overweight or obese is strongly correlated with type 2 diabetes, although not all people with type 2 are overweight. Losing weight does seem to help many people avoid developing diabetes.
Diabetes Mellitus Treatment
Adult stem cell therapy involves the harvesting of stem cells from fat tissue and activates the cells through a process of enrichment. The enriched cells are then reintroduced into the body. The technique helps repair and replace damaged body tissues. Regenerative therapy assists the natural healing process of the body, helping it work more quickly and effectively. These advances in treatment options for type 1 and type 2 diabetes enable a complete regeneration of damaged tissue that the body is unable to repair and replenish.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of diabetes mellitus, please contact us at Scottsdale Stem Cell to find out whether STV or another form of stem cell treatment is right for you and your unique condition.