Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes

By RachelChavez Latest Reply 2013-07-09 07:37:22 -0500
Started 2013-06-26 17:43:38 -0500

Have you heard the news? A study was just released that tested a new vaccine for Type 1 Diabetes. It's being called a 'reverse vaccine' because instead of building up an immunity like most vaccines do, this will be essentially 'switching off' the immunity that is malfunctioning in the body of a person with Type 1 Diabetes. What do you think? How close do you think they actually are with this new 'reverse vaccine'? You can read the article here -

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Dr John
Dr John 2013-07-09 07:37:22 -0500 Report

In many cases, especially in adult onset, the immune system stops attacking the beta cells. But, the beta cells don't re-grow.

IronOre 2013-06-27 00:16:50 -0500 Report

I heard about this a while back, and it's the only "cure" that I feel pretty good about. So we'll see what happens.

Gramma K
Gramma K 2013-06-26 19:16:08 -0500 Report

My Gran'pa would have liked this. He had Type 1 and since he was born in 1880 it was controlled very well by diet and exercise until he was 90. Then things went down quickly when he had to have a leg amputated. I used to be amazed when he would have grapefruit for dessert and then put the empty shell on top of his bald head. He had doctors trim his toenails and I remember thinking that was cool.

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