Benefits of stem cells:
- Diabetes treatment.
Diabetes is a serious health disorder that is associated with high levels of glucose in the blood. Stem cell therapy as an alternative therapy for the diabetes treatment in the future.
In a study being conducted by experts Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia, stem cells can treat people with diabetes type 1 and type 2 chronic blood glucose levels can no longer be controlled with diet therapy, exercise, and medication.
Stem cell for diabetes treatment is done by selecting stem cells to be isolated, or modified conditions are optimized, and then be transplanted into the patient, to be able to produce the hormone insulin to absorb sugar cell.
However, the use of stem cells in the treatment of diabetes today, still in the stage of further research.
- Burns (Skin Replacement)
Stem cells can be used to treat damaged parts of the body, eg skin areas. “About 50 percent, we have managed to get the keratinocyte isolation method that can be derived. Identification of skin stem cell or keratinocyte stem cell is made” synthetic leather “the material from the patient’s own body, so that did not experience rejection,” said plastic surgeon, Dr. Ni Made, Swantari, MBIOMED, SpBP.
Skin replacement can be performed on two types of injuries. Acute injuries are the first new injuries occur and generally through the phases of normal wound healing, so the skin will be closed again. Second, chronic wounds are wounds that are not covered with skin for more than three weeks.
Acute wounds that require skin stem cells is extensive acute injury, such as extensive burns within, or death of the skin due to traffic accidents, while the injured are in need of stem cell chronic skin wounds such as diabetes, blood pressure of time, injury due to radiation, and other injuries healed long.
Until now, stem cell to skin replacement is still in the stage of identification and concentration. Researchers are still going to test it with some other antibody method.
That is of several stem cells benefits for diabetes treatment and burns, the method capable skin replacement and treating serious disease.