Name: Salem Nur Al Hasiqf
Nationality: UAE (United Arab Emirates)
Diagnosis: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Retinopathy
Approach: Stem Cell Transplantation
Condition before Stem Cell Transplantation for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Salem Nur Al Hasiqf, a 68 years old male from UAE, suffered from Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus for 26 years. He had complications with diabetic retinopathy on admission.Before receiving stem cell therapy, Salem Nur Al Hasiqf had shown poor control of blood glucose. His blood glucose was hard to control, though he had already been taking 24 Units of insulin daily (6 Units of regular Insulin and 8 Units of Protamine Zinc Insulin after breakfast). Diabetic condition had brought proliferative retinopathy, neovascular glaucoma, corneal epithelium defect and ulcers. His eyes detect no light perception. Mr. Hasiqf complained of constant pain in his eyes, frequent fatigue and sleepiness.
Approach and Procedure
Stem Cell Therapy: Mesenchymal Stem Cells I.V injection, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Conditions after Stem Cell Transplantation for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
After completing stem cell therapy, Salem Nur Al Hasiqf showed controlled blood glucose level and reduced insulin usage.
Stem cell has kept constant even after his return to UAE. Gradually reduction of the intake of insulin was stopped by his local doctor after around six months. The local doctor prescribed him two tablets of oral diabetic medication for blood glucose control. Six months later, his caregiver wrote that: “I’m glad to inform you that he is currently in good health, except occasional complaints of exhaustion. His eyes have slight redness but he says that he feels no more pain. He is now willing to start walking and is showing good appetite. He has regular daily urination and bowel movement.”
In Nov 1st, 2010, after diagnosis by an internist, his oral hypoglycemic application, Januvia was reduced from 100mg to 30mg. His internist said that the application will be removed if he showed constant stability of blood glucose level.