Vaccination Causes Diabetes

September 5, 2012 http://gaia-health.com

The research on vaccinations and diabetes leaves little room to doubt that vaccinations are a major factor behind the massive epidemic of diabetes in children and adults. Parents must ask if they want their children at risk of shortened lives full of bad health.

by Heidi Stevenson

Diabetes was almost unknown in children, with the exception of a rare few born with it. However, it has become a modern-day scourge during the last 40 years. Although poor diets and lack of exercise are often blamed and certainly deserve some of the onus, evidence from scientific research points strongly to vaccines as the primary cause.

Dr. JB (Bart) Classen has done serious research into the association between vaccinations and diabetes. He has found a clear link between vaccinations and types 1 and 2 diabetes, along with evidence demonstrating that the two types of diabetes tend to result in different populations. Dr. Classen states:

The picture is becoming clear. Not only are vaccines causing an epidemic of autoimmunity including type 1 diabetes but they are causing an epidemic of metabolic syndrome as the immune system acts to suppress the inflammation and autoimmunity caused by the vaccines. Current data shows that vaccines are much more dangerous than the public is led to believe and adequate testing has never been performed even in healthy subjects. The current practice of vaccinating diabetics as well as their close family members is a very risky practice.1

To understand Dr. Classen’s research, it’s necessary to know a bit about diabetes.


Both types of diabetes are now at epidemic proportions, though type 1 diabetes accounts for only 15% of the cases, while type 2 accounts for 85% of them. Though the results are much the same, the two types of diabetes have different causes. First, we’ll review them:

Type 1 diabetes was once termed juvenile onset, because nearly all cases developed in children, not adults. Type 2 diabetes was termed adult onset for the opposite reason: It was almost unknown in children, and even extremely rare in adults until late middle and old age. Now, though, children are commonly becoming type 2 diabetics and type 1 diabetes has become common, though not as dramatically as type 2.

Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, is generally associated with metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms indicative of the body’s metabolic derangement. They include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat, and high cholesterol.

Please take note that none of these conditions of metabolic syndrome are diseases, though that’s how modern medicine likes to define them. They are all symptoms of a deranged metabolism, and they’re generally associated with insulin resistance. Attempting to suppress these symptoms will not improve health. Only by dealing with the underlying issue of insulin resistance can return a person to health.

Dr. Classen refers to the two types of diabetes as “opposite ends of an immune spectrum disorder”. The opposite ends are type 1′s lack of insulin and type 2′s excess insulin that cells are unable to utilize.

Vaccination and the Two Types of Diabetes

In the conclusion to one paper2, Dr. Classen states:

There are simultaneous epidemics of type 1 and type 2 diabetes/metabolic syndrome in children and a single cause is likely. Evidence has been presented that that type diabetes and type 2 diabetes/metabolic syndrome are opposite extremes of an immune mediated disorder induced by a rise in iatrogenic immune stimulation. The current data further supports previously published evidence that type 1 and type 2 diabetes are opposite ends of an immune spectrum disorder.

He found that an increased risk of one type of diabetes is associated with a decreased risk of the other.  Note, though, that this is relative, as both types of diabetes have increased dramatically in recent years.

Classen further found that type 1 diabetes is often mistaken for type 2 until insulin production stops. This fact is probably the reason so many people believe that the only distinction in the types is whether they’re insulin dependent or not insulin dependent.

Metabolic syndrome, the precursor to type 2 diabetes, is an inflammatory condition consisting of excessive cortisol production3. This is induced by overstimulation of the immune system by vaccinations.

The Japanese have higher rates of type 2 diabetes than American caucasians. This is directly associated with higher rates of cortisol release resulting from vaccinations. Interestingly, though, the increased Japanese rate of type 2 diabetes is correlated with a lower rate of type 1 diabetes. (Both types are increased . The lower rate refers to a comparison between the two types, not overall frequency.)

Dr. Classen has documented that withdrawal of the BCG vaccine in Japan has resulted in a significant decrease in type 2 diabetes in Japanese children4.

Type 1 diabetes has also been associated with the BCG vaccine. Cortisol is made by the adrenal glands. Their removal in mice results in low rates of cortisol, which in turn leads to higher rates of type 1 diabetes4.

Dr. Classen documents that vaccinations can be tied to type 1 diabetes’ increased rate. Though the mechanism is still unknown, it is clear that those people who tend to have low cortisol levels are more likely to suffer from type 1, but less likely to suffer from type 2. It is clear, though, that type 1 diabetes, which results from the self-destruction of pancreatic cells, is an autoimmune disease.

Thus, vaccinations can trigger either type of diabetes, and which type is largely dependent on the natural cortisol production of the person vaccinated. If the person’s cortisol production is relatively low, as tends to be true in the Japanese, then vaccines trigger an autoimmune response where the body attacks and destroys pancreatic cells that make insulin, thereby resulting in the loss of of insulin.

On the other hand, if the person’s cortisol production is greater, then the inflammation triggered by vaccinations can result in excessive cortisol, which in turn causes cells to resist insulin, leading to the pancreas producing increasing amounts of insulin. Ultimately, the cells can become so insulin-resistant that the effect is equivalent to the pancreas producing no insulin, instead of being in overdrive to produce more and more.

Either loss of the ability to produce insulin or loss of the ability to utilize insulin is disastrous to the victims, with the same results of blindness, nerve damage, limb amputations, heart attacks, and death.

Blaming the Victims

Dr. Classen looks at the victims of type 2 diabetes, who are generally blamed for their condition. It’s true that they tend to be overweight. However, the facts simply do not support the idea that most of the victims are to blame for their diabetes. Dr. Classen states:

Poor diet and low exercise can not explain many facets of the epidemic including the onset in children 6 month of age, the protective effect of obesity on the incidence of type 1 diabetes and the epidemic of type 2 diabetes/metabolic syndrome in grass fed horses. Poor diet and exercise also do not explain the epidemic of type 1 diabetes in children that resembles the epidemic of type 2 diabetes/metabolic syndrome.5

How can one blame a baby under 6 months of age for obesity? How can one blame a grass-fed horse for developing metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes has never been laid at the door of poor lifestyle, yet it, too, has increased along with type 2 diabetes.

In other words, it has never been reasonable to point the finger of blame at the victims—though in the case of type 2 diabetes, the cure may be found through exercise and adherence to the right kind of diet. However, the fact remains that most cases are clearly triggered by something, and one thing that’s causing these devastating metabolic changes is vaccination.

Twisting the Truth

The standard line among pediatric doctors and government agencies is that there is no link between vaccines and diabetes, and that there is no research documenting it. That claim is simply false.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have made a point of trying to combat Dr. Classen’s research. In fact, on their website, they focus on trying to debunk his vaccine-diabetes research6. They state:

The only evidence suggesting a relationship between vaccination and diabetes comes from Dr. John B. Classen, who has suggested that certain vaccines if given at birth may decrease the occurrence of diabetes, whereas if initial vaccination is performed after 2 months of age the occurrence of diabetes increases. Dr. Classen’s studies have a number of limitations and have not been verified by other researchers.

The truth, though, is not quite as they claim. They refer to Classen’s studies as having “a number of limitations”—but they don’t attempt to specify what they are. They say that his studies haven’t been verified by other researchers. Technically, that’s true. However, his studies can’t be verified when no one has tried to duplicate them. Where would the researchers get the money to attempt it? Obviously, that game is rigged.

The CDC has done a study on diabetes and vaccinations. However, it most assuredly does suffer from serious deficits. An anonymous author at Carnegie-Mellon did a great take-down of the their pseudo study7.

The CDC’s single study included a relatively small number of people. They did no population-based research, making their study downright puny compared to Classen’s work. On top of that, the CDC’s study confounded the results by not considering the interaction between two different vaccines, whereas Classen dealt with them separately. 94 percent of the CDC’s so-called controls—nearly all of them—had been vaccinated with the hemophilus vaccine, whereas none of Classen’s controls were vaccinated. In other words, the CDC’s study was worthless! On top of that, Carnegie-Mellon’s anonymous author thoroughly condemned the honesty of the CDC’s work:

More importantly, the CDC’s analysis was flawed because the results were altered, after they were calculated, to compensate for a family history of diabetes. This practice that is considered unorthodox in part because the CDC has many different “fudge” factors by which it can manipulate the results. Last year the CDC presented data from the same HMO data source but manipulated their results using a different variable to compensate for breast feeding. In 1997 the CDC also presented an analysis on the hepatitis B vaccine, also from the same HMO data source, but did not use either “fudge” factor. In this study the hepatitis B vaccine, when given after 8 weeks of life, was associated with a 90% increased risk of diabetes. The fact that the CDC manipulates similar data in different years using different “fudge” factors has raised suspicion that their analysis is severely flawed and their interpretations of the data should be viewed with caution.7

Altered results! Fudge factors! Manipulating results!  And the CDC expects us to believe their claim that there’s no connection between diabetes and vaccinations!

While it’s true that there is very little research on the issue, the fact is that Classen’s research does show a clear and definitive link—one that’s so definitive it can only be deemed as proving cause-and-effect.

Parents need to ask: Where are the studies to support the claim that there’s no connection? Without them, how can anyone claim that vaccinations don’t cause diabetes?

Do you really want to put your children at the risk of a shortened lifespan filled with ill health? Do you want to condemn your child to a constrained life of obesity and eventual risks of blindness, chronic nerve pain, amputations, heart disease, and early death? That’s the future faced by current victims of the diabetes epidemic.


  1. More Evidence Published That Epidemics of Childhood Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome are Linked to Immunization
  2. Evidence childhood epidemics of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are opposite extremes of an immune spectrum disorder induced by immune stimulants. Role of race and associated cortisol activity as a major determining factor of the type of diabetes Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews
  3. Type 1 Diabetes Versus Type 2 Diabetes/Metabolic Syndrome, Opposite Extremes of an Immune Spectrum Disorder Induced by Vaccines The Open Endocrinology Journal
  4. Discontinuation of BCG Vaccination Precedes Significant Drop in Type 2 Diabetes in Japanese Children. Role of Inflammation and Cortisol Activity as a Cause of Type 2 Diabetes The Open Endocrinology Journal
  5. Review of Evidence that Epidemics of Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes/Metabolic Syndrome are Polar Opposite Responses to Iatrogenic Inflammation. Current Diabetes Review
  6. Prevent Diabetes CDC’s introductory page on diabetes
  7. CDC Data Supports Causal Relationship between Vaccines and Diabetes; Diabetics Begin Seeking Legal Counsel Before Their Right to Compensation Expires; Vaccines Proven to be Largest Cause of Insulin Dependent Diabetes in Children
  8. Prospective incidence study of diabetes mellitus in New Zealand children aged 0 to 14 years.
  9. Congress Told Hepatitis B Vaccine Linked to Rise in Diabetes.
  10. Slides Presented to Congress May 18, 1999
  11. Clustering of cases of type 1 diabetes mellitus occurring 2-4 years after vaccination is consistent with clustering after infections and progression to type 1 diabetes mellitus in autoantibody positive individuals.
  12. Clustering of cases of insulin dependent diabetes (IDDM) occurring three years after hemophilus influenza B (HiB) immunization support causal relationship between immunization and IDDM.
  13. Public should be told that vaccines may have long term adverse effects
  14. Further Evidence Epidemics of both Type 1 Diabetes (insulin dependent) and Type 2 Diabetes/Obesity are Linked to Immunization
  15. Vaccine Induced Inflammation Linked to Epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Japanese and Other Ethnic Minorities at Increased Risk