Diabetes type 1 is considered an autoimmune disease that results from T cell autoimmunity mediated destruction of the vast majority of insulin-producing pancreatic β-cells. However in the early years of the disease there is always a residual function of the insulin production left. Once the patient starts a regular regimen of insulin injections the pancreas literally gives up the production of insulin. No matter to what stage your Diabetes has progressed the pancreatic function may be reversible.
Diabetes type 2 is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood sugar and lack of insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas that regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates. It is typically a chronic disease with a ten-year shortened life expectancy and symptoms such as: increased thirst, frequent urination, and constant hunger. The metabolic problem not only lies with the pancreas but also with the Liver and its gluconeogenisis activity.
Diabetes type 2 can mostly be treated with Diet and Chinese Medicine. However when the Pancreas is damaged or dysfunctional beyond a certain point, it may not recover. This is were Stem Cell Therapy becomes necessary.