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BCG vaccine could cure type 1

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by alexask, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. alexask

    alexask Type 1 · Member

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  2. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    This isn't particularly new news and I know someone who has tried it (to no effect).

    The issue in this case is that no-one has been able to replicate the research that Dr Faustman has undertaken, which is one of the key components of any sort of health research.
     
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  3. DiabeticDadUK

    DiabeticDadUK Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    "Could" I'll just add this one to my list of "Cures"

    I'm surprised T1 is still around after the thousands of cures that have been touted to me in the last 3 decades.
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    I had the bcg vaccine!!
     
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    alexask Type 1 · Member

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    Yes, well he wants some more money for his next level of research. I think I'll pass without some more compelling evidence.
     
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    Natt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As far as I understood its about giving repeated vaccines during 5 year trial period..they're trying to figure out dosing and effectiveness..I saw that trial recroutment is still open
     
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    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My year at school were the last to get the BCG vaccine in 2006, it may have been stopped a lot earlier in England though. I developed T1D around 8 years later, so it never worked for me either:)
     
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    TheBigNewt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think they quit giving it in the 50's because TB more or less died out, and if you got the vaccine you would forever "flunk" the skin test for exposure. I didn't get it (my dad was a doctor and kept up on that stuff) but I'm still positive for the skin test because I lived in a medical residents apt facility and all the resident docs had been exposed to Tb in Chicago.
     
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