From Memphis, Tennessee, USA:
My 17-year-old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in December 2008. She had a physical in July and her glucose was normal at that time. She also was given four vaccinations at that time, including the new Gardasil. She immediately started losing weight, but it wasn't until December before anyone could figure out that she had diabetes, after seeing three doctors. I have read that there is a question on the safety of multiple vaccinations given at one time. I found one article that another girl had pancreatitis immediately after receiving the shots. Is anyone questioning newly diagnosed patients on whether they had any vaccinations prior to being diagnosed in order to determine if the two are related?
There have been numerous well designed scientific studies looking at immunizations and their relationship to the onset of type 1 diabetes and while there is interesting speculation, all the science suggests that there is no relationship, just coincidence.
Additional comments from Jeff Hitchcock, CWD Founder and Editor:See also Immunizations and Type 1 Diabetes.
Original posting 22 May 2009
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:18
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.