Groundbreaking Stem Cell Technology May Offer a “Functional Cure” for Diabetes

New credit card sized implant could advert a public health catastrophe from skyrocketing rates of type 2 diabetes

“If it works, we would call it a functional cure” – Paul Laikind, of Viacyte

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Could this groundbreaking stem cell technology avert a public health crisis?

Rates of type 2 diabetes have rocketed 60% in the last decade.(1) Unless everyone can be convinced to take up jogging and swap their steak for a salad, it seemed averting a public health crisis was impossible. However, there is new hope that a solution has been found.

Currently, two patients with diabetes are trialing a new type of implant that is designed to keep blood sugar at a safe level automatically. If successful, it will make daily injections or swallowing a cocktail of medications unnecessary. More importantly, it will enable people with diabetes to live a normal life, free from blood sugar spikes or low energy.

One doctor has even gone as far as saying the word “cure”.

The credit card sized implants are inserted underneath the skin
The credit card sized implants are inserted under the skin

How the Implants Work

Initially, the implants are targeted at type 1 diabetics, which is genetic and previously thought to be permanent. Type 1 accounts for 1 in 10 of the 422 million diabetics around the world, who face a lifetime on medication to manage its symptoms.(2)

Research into stem cell technology to treat the disease has been ongoing for 15 years. Now, finally, with these new implants scientists believe they have made a breakthrough.

The implants are shaped like a credit card. They are inserted beneath the skin and then release insulin cells made from embryonic stem cells. When blood sugar levels rise, the implants release the insulin to bring the blood sugar back down to a safe, healthy level.(3)

So to the patient, it may seem like they don’t have diabetes at all.

It may be years before you can ask for the implant from your doctor
It may be years before you can ask for the implant from your doctor

A Functional Cure that May Still Be Years Away

The implants  have been developed by Viacyte, a company based in San Diego, California.  Called PEC-Direct, it is hoped that the implants will enable diabetics to live normal lives without having to worry about blood sugar spikes, daily injections or a lifetime on meds.

However, there are still a lot of hurdles to be overcome. Firstly, there is a risk that the body will reject the implants. Secondly, it is still not known whether it will be possible to get enough donor cells to for the technology to be distributed to the millions of people with diabetes around the world.

The current trial will last several months. So it may be years before you can ask for the implant from your doctor. In the meantime, it is wise to look for alternatives to balancing your blood sugar until the technology is perfected and becomes widely available.

“If it works, we would call it a functional cure. It’s not truly a cure because we wouldn’t address the autoimmune cause of the disease, but we would be replacing the missing cells.” –  says Paul Laikind, of Viacyte(4)

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Healthy lifestyle changes can help to lower blood sugar naturally

How to Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

Until the implants become widely available, diabetics will need to look at other options. For type 1 diabetics there’s currently no alternative to insulin injections and medication.

However, for type 2 diabetics healthy lifestyle changes can help lower blood sugar to a safe, healthy level. This includes daily exercise, eating clean and avoiding unhealthy habits, like heavy drinking and smoking.(5)

However, making these lifestyle changes can be easier said than done.

Many people find it impossible to beat their sugar cravings and end up “yo-yo” dieting and putting on more weight than when they started.

A Doctor’s journey to Lowering his Family’s Blood Sugar Problems

Dr Sam Robbins has a family history of blood sugar problems. As a practicing doctor, he regularly met patients who were struggling to get their blood sugar down and avoid developing type 2 diabetes.

Rather than simply hand out prescriptions, Dr Robbins decided to do his own research into the underlying causes of high blood sugar.

He dug deep into the medical studies, journals and breaking research. What he discovered is that people suffering from high blood sugar are also deficient in several key nutrients, as well as had bad lifestyle habits.

So he set about formulating a solution that could replenish these nutrients and “heal the body from within”.

He called his solution Blood Sugar Optimizer.

Multi-functional and Natural

Blood Sugar Optimizer is a unique “all-in-one” formula harnessing natural herbs and vitamins. It is designed to provide a number of benefits without medication or side effects:

  • Lower blood sugar
  • Reduce sugar cravings
  • Metabolize sugar and carbs
  • Improve insulin and glucose sensitivity
  • Reduce the causation factors of diabetes.

Does it work?


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15 Year Track Record with Proven Blood Tests

Blood Sugar Optimizer has now been taken safely for over 15 years, with 97 million pills sold in that time.

On his website, Dr Robbins shares verified reviews, blood test results and video testimonials attesting to its efficacy at lowering blood sugar, safely and naturally.

This includes the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study which reported an average Improvement of blood glucose from 19% to 45% among patients.

If you’d like to know more about Blood Sugar Optimizer, how it works and what makes it different to any other blood sugar lowering supplement on the market, Dr Sam Robbins has created a short video in which he reveals:

  • Why drugs and diets don’t work for most people (this is advice you’re unlikely to hear from a mainstream doctor).
  • The REAL cause of high blood sugar
  • 1 simple tip both he and his family use to lower their blood sugar quickly
  • How to increase longevity, without drugs or drastic diet changes.

>>>Watch Dr Sam Robbins’ short video about Blood Sugar Optimizer and how it may help to lower your blood sugar safely and naturally

Disclaimer – Blood Sugar Optimizer is not a magic pill. Any supplement needs to be taken in combination with a healthy diet and daily exercise to gain its health benefits.  Statements made in this article have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. You should never make changes to your medication without speaking to your doctor as some natural ingredients may interfere with them. Blood Sugar Optimizer is not designed to treat or cure any serious health condition or disease. Erudite Lifestyle has a monetary relationship with Dr Sam Robbins and will be compensated for purchases made via the links in this article. 

References
  1. https://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/News/diabetes-up-60-per-cent-in-last-decade-/
  2. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs312/en/
  3. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2142976-first-implants-derived-from-stem-cells-to-cure-type-1-diabetes/
  4. http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2017/aug/breakthrough-stem-cell-technology-in-type-1-diabetes-97659790.html
  5. http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/type-2-diabetes-guide/reversing-type-2-diabetes

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