Do Vaccines Cause Type-1 Diabetes?

Vaccinated children are more likely to develop type-1 diabetes? That’s what immunologist Dr. Bart Classen says. The other day Nicole and I listened to a radio interview with Dr. Bart Classen on a local radio station (out of London, Ontario).

If vaccinations do cause diabetes it may not be of much help to readers who already suffer from type-1. Of course, avoiding future vaccinations might aid in any possible recovery. Likewise, not inoculating children or siblings, who may share a genetic disposition to type-1 diabetes, may be a sound idea.

Personally, we’ve never given our 7-year old son, Jonah, any vaccines. Having researched the matter in-depth, we came to the conclusion that the small benefits received from vaccination were outweighed by the risks. Also, a healthful lifestyle seemed a better form of prevention.

Jonah’s immune system seems to be doing exceptionally well. He hasn’t even had a cold or flu for over a year. And that’s after going through a very cold winter, in an old house, with the heat set at 15oC during the day.

He’s doing fine without the vaccines. And now that evidence suggests vaccines would put him at even greater risk for type-1, I’m glad we skipped those pediatric appointments.

–John C. A. Manley

P.S. You can listen to the 1290 AM CJBK interview with Dr. Classen here. And you can read Dr. Classen’s study (with its long-winded title) here: Review of Vaccine Induced Immune Overload and the Resulting Epidemics of Type 1 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, Emphasis on Explaining the Recent Accelerations in the Risk of Prediabetes and other Immune Mediated Diseases.

P.P.S. Want to see a short performance from our non-vaccinated son? Here’s a new video where he performs the entire 4-minute battle speech from King Henry V: The Battle of Agincourt

About the Author: John C. A. Manley researches and writes about alternative treatments for type-1 diabetes and its many complications. His wife, Nicole, of 15 years has had type-1 diabetes for four decades. Together they have lowered her HgbA1c below 5.5%, regained thyroid function, increased kidney function and reversed gastroparesis. Read more about their journey out of the T1D matrix or subscribe to their Diabetic Dharma blog..