Rumour: Stem cells have the ability to manage and treat type 1 diabetes.
Truth: This is true. Current diabetes treatments, including insulin administration and blood glucose monitoring, have no effect on protecting the diabetic patient’s immune system. As such, a patient’s immune system could be compromised with these treatment measures. A new study has suggested that stem cells could be a new type of treatment in diabetic therapy. Autologous hematopoietic stem cells have been known to “reset” the immune system, which also reduced the number of T-cells the body unnecessarily produces when on other diabetic therapies.
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