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CKD secondary to diabetes mellitus, taking dialysis. Wondering about stem cell therapy

Hi Doc. I am suffering from CKD secondary to Diabetes Miletus. I started having dialysis sessions last April of this year on a twice a week session I was wondering the miracles and wonders of Stem Cell therapy if it could help me normalize my life. A lot of people who were my co patients in the renal center thought that I am not undergoing dialysis because my physical appearance have not changed at all....... Would people like me could hope that our conditions be better with the stem cell technology . Thanks Doc and hope to hear from you soon.....
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Welcome to HCM
You have asked a interesting question Chronic renal failure requiring HD, means both the kidneys have ESRD (End stage Renal Disease).
It is very good to be positive about future and in your case intermittant Hemodialysis is the way to remove waste products from blood ,take your treatment regularly .
You should discuss with your Nephrologist first about a Kidney Transplant from related donor which is more acceptable and reality in the treatment of ESRD.
Yes possibly autologous mesenchymal stem cells harvested from body itself becomes possible in near future, even if it helps in reducing the rejection of transplanted kidney.
Right now also very good result with the drugs available.
Be hope ful
Good luck to you
Answered: Sun, 30 Sep 2012
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