Our five year old son suffered onset of diabetes two weeks ago following a severe case of ketoacidosis. Ten months ago, prior to our move to Southeast Asia, he received early all his age 5 immunizations, including the MMR, plus hepatitis A, B and Typhoid fever shots. Is it possible that we overloaded his young system with all of these immunizations, thereby causing failure of his pancreas and the development of diabetes? We have read previous questions here asking of a link between the MMR and diabetes. We have also read a Dr. H. Peter Chase article in which he states that "40% of infants with congenital rubella develop diabetes." Does a research study exist that disproves a link between the MMR and diabetes?
I can assure you that immunisation in no way affected, caused or hastened your son's diabetes.
Original posting 24 Jun 97
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