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Thinking about trying BCG vaccine

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Medina27, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Medina27

    Medina27 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Would mean bypassing the NHS and asking a private doctor to stick me. Nothing to lose??

    I've just read it shows promise for "numerous inflammatory and autoimmune diseases" - and that sentence might as well be my middle name
     
  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Not convinced, BCG used to be routine in the UK so a lot of the older (say over 40) T1s would have had it.
     
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  3. sleepster

    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    They gave them to school children until 2005.
    I had mine 2 or 3 years after diagnosis and sadly did not get cured ;)

    Edited to get rid of the double negative :wacky:
     
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  4. Medina27

    Medina27 Type 1 · Active Member

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    It's no cure but you didn't note any stability at least?

    There are findings that some people did, and for years
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    I must of slipped through the net when they were dosing up the rest of the school.

    Probably at a D clinic at the time? ;)

    Do have a link to where you read this info on the BCG jabs?
     
  6. sleepster

    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was 20ish years ago, so I have no idea :D
     
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  7. Medina27

    Medina27 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Google should bring up all kinds of papers but the one I read in particular was this one:

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41541-018-0062-8
     
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    Seacrow LADA · Well-Known Member

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    My entire school class got the BCG when I was nine. Didn't stop any of the multiple autoimmune conditions I have.

    If most of the school population was getting the BCG jab, and the BCG 'stabilises' autoimmune conditions, then surely when they stopped vaccinating at school there should have been an increase in the number of children getting these conditions. Was there? Anybody know?
     
  9. Medina27

    Medina27 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Autoimmune disease has unquestionably increased. Not sure if that data has been cross-referenced though, that's a good idea. I know the BCG lasts for a maximum of 15 years and then it ceases to be protective. I had it in school too, 15 years ago o_O

    But of course there is a genetic competent making us eventually susceptible anyway
     
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