Q) Should I opt for radiation to destroy the immune system prior to stem cell treatment?
A) Brutal and not needed. What is in use in Europe are stem cells and growth factors to shut
down the immune system with simultaneous i.v. stem cells and growth factors that rejuvenate beta cells that are present. This is why this works best in young patients.
Q) I have been a type 1 diabetic since around 10 years old and am now 23 would I be considered too old for this procedure?
A) You are a candidate, particularly to lower insulin dosage and prevention of vascular diseases in the future. Good question.