Diabetes and Vaccines – Healing Matters Blog

Type 1 Diabetes and Childhood Vaccines, National Vaccine Information Center


Vaccines and the Risk of Insulin-Dependent Diabetes
“Immunization with a number of different vaccines, including live and killed vaccines, has been linked to the development of insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes in humans and animals. Multiple different mechanisms have been proposed to explain the association between vaccines and diabetes. The current paper reviews multiple different mechanisms by which vaccines are known to manipulate the immune system and can induce an autoimmune disease such as type 1 diabetes. Genetic variability may determine which of these pathways, or possible other pathways, predominate in an individual following immunization.”

Clustering of cases of Type 1 Diabetes mellitus occurring 2-4 years after vaccination is consistent with infections and progression of type 1 diabetesmellitus in autoantibody positive individuals.

Clustering of cases of insulin dependent diabetes (IDDM) occurring 3 years after Hib immunization  support causal relationship.

A further list of studies pertaining to vaccines and diabetes can be found at Think Twice.com (most are not found with online copies)


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