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Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America offering Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes.

Evaluacion Antiedad

A private clinic specializing in stem cell treatments for a variety of conditions, including parkinson's, diabetes, cerebral palsy and stroke, as well as using stem cells in anti-aging treatments.


Diabetes is treated at Evaluacion Antiedad

Dra. Blanca Elena Ramírez

A private clinic located inside the San Javier Hospital, offering stem cell therapy for a variety of chronic conditions, including Autism, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Heart Disease, Blood Cancers and more.


Diabetes is treated at Dra. Blanca Elena Ramírez


Medicenter treats patients using Cord Blood Stem Cells and Bone Marrow Stem Cells.


Diabetes is treated at Medicenter

International Bio Care Hospital

A unique hospital that uses integrative medical approach for treating cancer patients, Autoimmune Degenerative Diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other so called "Chronic diseases". Treatment methods are individually tailored for each patient.


Diabetes is treated at International Bio Care Hospital

Integra Medical Center

A medical facility offering treatments and therapies for degenerative diseases.


Diabetes is treated at Integra Medical Center

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.


Diabetes is treated at San Angel Hospital

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About Diabetes Stem Cell Therapy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is diabetes?

This is a common chronic medical condition that results from the body having problems regulating sugar levels. Most forms of diabetes are managed by daily insulin injections. Insulin is produced by beta cells in the pancreas which are arranged into clusters called islets of Langerhans. The pancreas is located in the abdomen next to the stomach and the small intestines. Beta cells are located next to blood vessels flowing through the pancreas.

Common types of diabetes

  • Type 1 diabetes: This form of diabetes occurs when the beta cells are damaged and destroyed by the body’s immune system. This results in the blood sugar levels constantly staying high which can cause long-term damage to the body.
  • Type 2 diabetes: This form of diabetes occurs when the beta cells do not produce enough insulin or if the insulin produced does not work properly.

How is diabetes treated at the moment?

Presently diabetes has no cure. Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with regular exercise and a healthy diet but type 1 diabetes cannot. People with type 1 diabetes have to often test their blood sugar levels and administer insulin through a pump or injections when needed.

High blood sugar levels can cause serious complications such as heart damage, damage to the kidneys, blood vessels, eyes, and nerves. Moreover, injecting too much insulin can lead to hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar levels) which can lead to death.

Type 1 diabetes can be treated by a transplant of isolated islet cells, which contain beta cells or a whole pancreas from a donor into the patient. Transplants enable the body to control the blood sugar levels. This then means that administering of insulin is not required. Because transplant of a whole pancreas involves major surgery and risk islet transplantation is more common.

Problems with islet transplantation include:

  • Inadequate number of donors, which cannot meet the demand. In addition, the donated islets have to be of good quality and in the right amounts.
  • Because transplants require suppression of the immune system, which leaves the body vulnerable to infections.
  • The transplant is eventually destroyed by the immune system and further transplants are needed.

How can stem cells help?

Currently, there are no proven treatments using stem cells for diabetes. If beta cells could be produced in a lab, the problem of obtaining the right quality and number of islets for transplant can be solved.

Current research on stem cell therapy to treat diabetes

Pluripotent stem cells into beta cells

This involves making beta cells from mature pluripotent stem cells in the lab which are then transplanted into diabetic patients.

Another type of cells into beta cells

This involves making beta cells from other types of cells such as liver cells and then transplanting them into diabetic patients.


  • This involves administering drugs which trigger the patient’s own pancreas to produce new beta cells.
  • Advantages of stem cell therapy to treat diabetes
  • There is no risk of transmissible diseases contamination
  • There are no side effects and rejection since the patient’s own stem cells is used.

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