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Vaccine Industry Targets Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes type 1Story Highlights
  • People suffering with diabetes have a problem with the insulin-mediated transport of glucose into cells, which is needed for energy.
  • Unlike type 2 diabetes (the most common type, which generally is associated with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle and mainly affects adults) type 1 diabetes is increasingly viewed as an autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakenly attacks the pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin.
  • A vaccine is in development and human trials are scheduled for 2018 based on the theory that a specific enterovirus is the triggering factor for type 1 diabetes.

Glucose—the natural sugar generated from the foods we eat—is our energy source for all cell functions. The cells, however, cannot directly access the glucose on their own. In the normal course of events, glucose crosses from the blood stream to the cells with help from a hormone called insulin, which is produced in the pancreas. Any excess glucose is stored in muscle tissue and the liver, where it can be accessed in times of need, such as between meals, during sleep, or whenever the body needs extra energy, like with heavy exercise. If too little insulin is produced, glucose cannot be processed as needed and instead builds up in blood as “elevated blood sugar.”1

It is normal for blood sugar to fluctuate slightly during the day, but it generally stays between 70 and 140 mg/dL2 For instance, blood sugar tends to be low first thing in the morning before eating, and rises rapidly with the first meal. Certain medications, stress, and strenuous exercise also may affect blood glucose levels, as can factors such as  dehydration, sleep patterns, menstrual cycle, and extreme weather changes.2

When the body consistently lacks the insulin it needs to transport glucose to the cells, diabetes is the result.

Diabetes Takes Several Forms

Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is the most common type diagnosed in children and young adults, though it can develop at any age. It also is the more severe form. With type 1 disease, the body stops producing insulin, or at least does not produce enough to provide energy to the cells. Since insulin is critical for cell function, anyone diagnosed with type 1 diabetes must receive daily injections of insulin.3

Type 2 diabetes, which is often referred to as “adult onset diabetes,” is more often diagnosed in older people and is commonly seen with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. However, type 2 diabetes can develop in people of all ages. In the past few decades, type 2 diabetes has been unexpectedly increasing among young children with no clear explanation given by public health officials about why it is increasing has been unexpectedly  increasing among young children with no clear explanation given by public health officials about why it is increasing.4 5

Type 2 diabetes is now the most common type of diabetes being diagnosed, accounting for as much as 90 percent of all new diabetes cases.3 Type 2 diabetes more often reflects a decrease in the amount of insulin produced, or a fault in the interaction between glucose and insulin so that the mechanism to deliver energy to the cells is not working as it should.4

Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy and resolves after the birth. Most women with this form of diabetes are able to control the disorder with diet and exercise, but between 10 and 20 per cent will need medical intervention. There is some indication that women whose pre-pregnancy diet was high in animal fat and cholesterol have a higher chance of developing gestational diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes Does Not Reflect Life Choices

Unlike type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes is not related to lifestyle choices but is a lifelong disease that must be managed daily. Scientists believe that type 1 disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakenly attacks the pancreatic beta cells responsible for creating insulin. It isn’t clear what triggers the diabetic response, but it is thought to involve an “environmental trigger in genetically susceptible people.”5

The Enterovirus Theory Aims at a Vaccine

One widely held research theory is that type 1 diabetes is activated by an enterovirus—a type of RNA virus that typically shows up in the gastrointestinal tract. Enteroviruses are thought to have an attraction to insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas that may set up a chronic infection in the cells leading to autoimmunity, and stat least one study has shown that children with diabetes have a threefold history of enterovirus infection compared to children without diabetes.6

Promoters of this theory include Heikki Hyöty, MD and his team from the University of Tampere in Finland. They looked at hundreds of infectious enteroviruses found in humans, pinpointed six they thought had an association with type 1 diabetes, and finally settled on one in particular they believed was associated with the greatest risk: The coxsackievirus B1, which had been shown to spur the body into attacking beta cells and had been linked to type 1 diabetes in children.6

From there, they developed a prototype vaccine they tested in laboratory animals. With their reported success in the lab mice, they are now pressing forward to test the experimental diabetes vaccine in humans.

Scheduled to begin in 2018, the human vaccine testing will go through three phases: First, the diabetes vaccine will be tested for safety in a small group of adults. Second, children will be vaccinated to look at the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine against enteroviruses. Finally, children will be vaccinated to see if the vaccine prevents the development of type 1 diabetes. These children will need to be followed for up to eight years to confirm that the vaccine reduced the expected incidence of disease.7

There May Be Other Factors at Play

Other scientists suggest that while there may be correlation with enteroviruses, it is “far from a smoking gun” and is, in itself, inconclusive. Other researchers are investigating other environmental triggers that may trigger the development of diabetes, such as socioeconomic factors, diet, and exposure to toxins.8

Some researchers suggest that the “hygiene hypothesis” may provide the explanation: As the level of hygiene in society as a whole has improved, the diversity of bacteria the body is forced to deal with as decreased, giving the immune system less to do and causing it to turn against itself.7 This theory holds that this lack of natural infectious microbe challengers has helped fuel the overall increase in incidence of autoimmune disorders like type 1 diabetes.9

It Comes Down to Gut Microflora

It could all come down to a disruption in the composition of gut microflora that populate the human microbiome that is causing a rise in autoimmune disorders like diabetes.8

Whatever it is, it is happening with greater frequency than ever before: The incidence of both types 1 and 2 diabetes is increasing every year in the U.S.10 The increasing prevalence is even more pronounced in Finland, which is thought to have the highest rate of type 1 diabetes in the world.11

A study led by Mikael Knip, MD, professor of pediatrics at the University of Helsinki, has looked at the possibility that exposure to a particular viral or bacterial infectious agent early in life may protect children from developing type 1 disease. Differences in microbial flora between a group of Finnish children and genetically biosimilar groups of children from two surrounding areas were compared to see why their rates of type 1 diabetes were so different. It was concluded that the poorest children, who had greatest exposure to outside air, dirt, animals, and therefore a much greater diversity of environmental microbes also had the most diversity in their microflora, and the lowest risk of developing type 1 diabetes.9

Dr. Knip says it’s not yet clear whether there is a specific microbe protecting the children or whether it is the overall microbial load that is important. He stresses that he doesn’t want to “turn back the clock on sanitary conditions in Finland” but hopes instead that a drug or probiotic may be developed that could “stimulate the developing child’s immune system.” He says, “Current probiotics are too mild… You need more offensive microbes to get protection against autoimmune disease like diabetes.”11

A good number of grandmothers, who raised children in the 20th century, are likely to give this common sense advice: “How about letting them play in the real dirt?”


References:

1 What Is Insulin? Medical News Today Jan. 5, 2016.
2 Whitmore M. How to Control Fluctuating Sugar Levels. Livestrong.com Aug. 14, 2017.
3 Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments. Medical News Today Jan. 5, 2016.
4 What Is Diabetes? Diabetes UK: Know Diabetes, Fight Diabetes.
5 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rates of New Diagnosed Cases of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise Among Children, Teens. CDC Newsroom Apr. 12, 2017.
6 Woodfield J. Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine to Be Tested in 2018. Diabetes.co.uk July 24, 2017.
7 Haridy R. Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine Moving to Human Trials in Finland. New Atlas July 20, 2017.
8 Nedelman M. The Search for What Triggers Type 1 Diabetes. CNN Jan. 25, 2017.
9 Idlebrook C. Type 1 Diabetes Risk May Come Down to Gut Bacteria Counts. Insulin Nation Feb. 21, 2017.
10 CDC. Rates of New Diagnosed Cases of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes on the rRse Among Children, Teens. CDC Newsroom Apr. 12, 2017.
11 Niller E. Is there connection between Type 1 diabetes and cleanliness? Finland. serves as a model. The Washington Post Jan. 20, 2014.

10 Responses to Vaccine Industry Targets Type 1 Diabetes

  1. Bobby Reply

    October 28, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Are there any vaccines that work? Is there any benefit to getting ANY vaccines?

  2. Jay Reply

    October 27, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    More hypothesis and dissembling from the medical industrial complex. First of all, type two diabetes is caused by over indulging in animal fats of all sorts, which cause insulin resistance. These fatty proteins block the uptake of glucose in the cells no matter how much insulin is knocking at the door with it’s passenger glucose. We know that that is what causes type 2 diabetes. It’s not a question anymore….the SAD eating habits of Americans (and more and more around the world}, and couch tomato lifestyle.

    As for type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent), the intense inflammation of the pancreas to the point that the immune system attacks it is very curable. Highly anti-inflammatory foods, supplements and radical lifestyle change (yes even for children who sit in front of screens alot). Especially high dosage vitamin C (10 to 30 grams/day for adults). Enteroviruses are RNA viruses! They are 1000’s of times smaller than DNA virus and are not infectious or cytotoxic. But for this claim to be true, enterovirus causation would need to pass Kochs Postulates. Which they do not. Our children’s diets of highly toxin laden processed foods, high sugars and animal fats, it is no wonder even non-obese children are susceptible to pancreas disfunction and failure. There is a procedure for type 1 diabetes which is not mentioned here which is the transplanting of new islets of Langerhans into the pancreas. Downside, long term use of immune suppression drugs. Most type 1’s would rather wear the meter and manage their sugars that way.

    Early detection of type 1 pancreas damage or reduction of insulin it produces is KEY to radically changing diet! There is a test called C-peptide which I think should be used early in childhood, at least by age 8 to 13.

    • Lori Smith Reply

      October 30, 2017 at 11:57 am

      If it were true that animal fats cause diabetes, then please explain why the Inuit do not get diabetes- or why Vilhjalmur Stefansson did not get diabetes though he lived on a high animal fat diet (70% or more).

  3. JD Reply

    October 27, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    well, the real dirt IS full of loose chemicals, Gram. But you’re right.
    Don’t forget Diabetes Types Pre/Borderline, 3, 4, MODY, LADA, Double & (pending) 5. It’s how they invented, for HIV=AIDS, Hepatitis, etc.: i.e., keep adding MORE “types,” by widening the definitions of symptoms, adding criteria to include more demographics—to get more gov-dole grants & sell more drugs. Doctors offices show the same drug TV commercials in their lobbies, “tell your doc you WANT….” (GRANT= Generally Regarded As No Testing.)
    You WANT honest care, lower prices and accountability of these rich traitors.
    The Nobel Prize winner for inventing the PCR test, Doc Kary Mullis, said they used PCR wrongly, in identifying positive folks as HIV. (He also pointed out tens of thousands of med researchers, notably virologists, rely on such—to get one-the-dole gov grants, etc.)
    And you already KNOW how the Executive Branch alphabet “Agencies” (FDA, CDC, et al.) are fully-bribed “captured” by huge big pharma. And “our” “Reps” SOULED-out and were bought off, the same way. Their personal profit investments are at stake; therefore, you must buy the meds, at a price higher than ANY other country. They changed the laws and built way more hospitals, because THEY KNEW major damage was coming to people, via the vaccines. Pres. F.D.R., that socialist spaz, pointed out there are no accidents in politics, it happened because it was planned. Our Gov HAS KNOWN since, what, 2013?, the CDC covered up the studies that showed vaccines cause brain-damage autism, etc. YET, THEY PERSONALLY INVESTED, TO KEEP QUIET: Nothing to see here, little neighbor citizen constituent.
    Thus, by now, >>90% of so-called diabetes is the wide-ranging “Type 2.” Real hepatitis, real diabetes, AIDS and honesty in Gov is rare. But don’t be a hater denier, just buy “your” Gov’s drugs & insurance!!

    WHOSE children will be tested? Americans? Is it now legal to test on our kids? Or is that contamination somehow not a test/study? Normally, they test desperately-poor 3rd-world kids, whose families have little choice than to risk it, for the payoff. Wasn’t the aluminum-riddled Hepatitis B vaccine only tested four (4 !) days, before release to the market? Unsafe AND untested, BUT PROFITABLE, patients under duress.

    I’m up to about Dadabetes Type 15; and if candy corn, Farley’s, Sather’s, Brach’s, Hersheys, Sara Lee, et al., weren’t now made in Mexico, I could have gone further, already.
    REMEMBER: DIABETES IS DECIDED BY A DECIMAL POINT, IN the HbA1C sugar reading, which relies on your cells to die, on a 90-day schedule!!!
    No, no, everything is rosy.

  4. Karen Lyke Reply

    October 27, 2017 at 7:30 am

    So is this saying that exposure to a broader range of microbes is likely to prevent the presumed culprit microbe activating type 1 diabetes? Why not simply expose in general; why use a vaccine? Fat soluble vitamins (A & D in particular), along with zinc, other nutrients unfortunately often lacking in the modern western diet, are all important for robust immune response. Why rely on drugs?

    Glitch: two lines at the end of the 2nd paragraph under the heading Diabetes Takes Several Forms are duplicated.

    Question: what’s the source supporting the claim that “There is some indication that women whose pre-pregnancy diet was high in animal fat and cholesterol have a higher chance of developing gestational diabetes.” Before vegetable oils became the major form of dietary fat, and animal fats were the norm, what was the incidence of gestational (and other) diabetes.

    Interesting article; thanks for presenting it.

  5. Wendy Reply

    October 27, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Studies have been done I believe also in Finland showing clearly that a lack of Vitamin D leads to Type 1 diabetes. Infants were given a large dose shortly after birth and the incidence of diabetes was greatly reduced in those infants. Children should be given Vitamin D supplements if necessary and allowed to play outside in the sun (and dirt) as much as possible.

  6. Marene Mayer Reply

    October 26, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Scientists are great. However, in my practice I’ve found extreme success……giving people with Type 1 & 2 proper Digestive aids……and addressing the Pathogen(s) that have disrupted their Pancreas & liver…..with proper herbal supplements. Hard to imagine….but results don’t lie. After 34 yrs. of doing this…and see results. Inherited …..yes….but that doesn’t mean you can’t Correct.

  7. Cyndi Reply

    October 26, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Good article. As a 36yr T1 diabetic(T1D), I am curious why they would, so quickly, choose a vaccine over addressing hygiene issues and other chemical saturation issues, air/food/water? I feel the chances of actually getting T1D is quite low, where as being more hygienic does not require innocent children, that would not have gotten T1D in the first place, to be exposed to other vaccine toxins. Also has anyone studied the possibility that T1D may have been caused by a vaccine, e.g., Hepatitis B or other environmental issues such as way back in the early 80’s when I was diagnosed, they had been spraying our area with Malathion, yes by helicopter, nightly for months. It completely saturated our area, food & water supplies. Curious.

  8. Colorado Reply

    October 26, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Socioeconomic and diet factors as a side note? Yeah, well that’s because Glyphosate saturates every single Americans diet unless they eat organic, it takes a long time to bio cleanse these dangerous toxins. And then you’ve got splice9 frankenproteins aka; BT corn sugar molecules, aka round up ready corn syrup in a great many products. This is cart before the horse research, food fraud is real. They’re loading up foods with deceptive sugar products not clearly labeled because it increases shelf life. You probably don’t know that by not buying organic milk, you’re getting a full cup of mixed diet and processed cane sugars in every gallon of milk you drink, not required to be disclosed in labeling. It’s in bread, yogurt, and just everything. I keep saying the NVIC supporters should be naturally inclined to eat organic, these health issues regarding toxicity in the body are not separable between just two distinct categories of food and vaccine. Want to talk synergystic effects, add a pound of sugar daily in your non organic diet, simply passing on vaccines is not enough. Big Ag is the primary party to blame for rising diabetes, hence the explosion of the non gmo labeling and organic movement. The two issues can not be separated with another vaccine.

  9. Joan Miller Reply

    October 26, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    you want to develop a drug to stimulate their immune system? let them have a cold, the measles, having child hood diseases develops their immune system. Your vaccinating our children too early, too many at one time and too many period.

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