The progress of Stem cells in the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 1

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Nihad Elsadig Babiker Alsadig Gassoum Nahla E. Abdelraheem Mohamed Abdelrahman Arbab Sawsan Ahmed Hamed ALDeaf Mohamad Ahmed Ali El-Sheikh Hassan Hussein Musa


Diabetes mellitus is a major health problem in the world. The total number of diabetic’s population is increasing every year. Currently used treatment of diabetes mellitus type 1 by controlling the blood sugar levels, doesn’t prevent complications which associate diabetes. The stem cell based therapy for diabetes aims to replace the diseased or lost cells of the pancreas with new cells using pluripotent or multipotent stem cells. Scientists successfully produced insulin secreting cell from different types of stem cells. In this article we briefly reviewed the progress made in the stem cell research for diabetes treatment.


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BABIKER, Nihad Elsadig et al. The progress of Stem cells in the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 1. Progress in Stem Cell, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 01, p. 175-188, june 2017. ISSN 2199-4633. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2017. doi: