Link between diabetes and vaccine

US Center for Disease Control and Prevention Links Vaccine and Diabetes

An immunologist who presented research several weeks ago (as reported in this newsletter) that indicated that vaccines may cause insulin-dependent diabetes is now being backed by , The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Based on data from its own study, the CDC found that patients who received the haemophilus vaccine had about a 22 percent increased risk of developing diabetes.

On Sept. 10, Bart Classen, M.D., presented data at the International Public Conference on Vaccination in Arlington, Va., that indicated that vaccines were the largest cause of insulin-dependent diabetes in children. The data were based several clinical trials involving more than 100,000 people. One randomized trial in Finland showed that vaccinated groups had a 17 percent
increased risk of diabetes after 10 years follow up.

He also found that with several different vaccines, immunizations that began before the first month of life were associated with a decreased risk of diabetes, while immunizations that were given to babies after they were 2 months old increased their chances of developing diabetes. The offending vaccines included haemophilus, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, hepatitis B and mumps-rubella.

The CDC’s study was much smaller than Classen’s. It had a control group of only 780, and 260 diabetics. The CDC study found that 247 of the 260 diabetics had received the haemophilus vaccine, and 733 of the 780 controls had.