Diabetes has become epidemic in both humans and our companion animals. The most common form of diabetes is diabetes mellitus, a disease characterized by the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin.
The body needs insulin to metabolize energy. Without insulin, sugar accumulates in the blood and spills into the urine. The diabetic dog will pass large amounts of urine and drink lots of water. Diabetic dogs are more likely to develop infections, especially of the bladder, kidney, or skin.
There are two types of diabetes:
Type I diabetes occurs during the early years of the dog’s life. It is also referred to as juvenile diabetes.
Type II diabetes is characterized by the dog’s dependency on insulin and it is normally observed in senior dogs and those that have passed their middle years.
Commonly listed causes of diabetes include overweight animals and those with a history of using cortisone-like drugs called Glucocorticoids.
Diabetes is widely believed to be an autoimmune disease. The insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas may be destroyed during autoimmune attacks. The connection between vaccine adjuvants and a host of chronic, debilitating, and life-destroying autoimmune disorders is obvious through their effects on lab mice and our animal companions.
More specific research has recently been completed by John Barthelow Classen. Data published in The Open Endocrinology Journal shows a 50% reduction of type II diabetes occurred in Japanese children following the discontinuation of a single vaccine, a vaccine to prevent tuberculosis.
Classen proposes a new explanation for the epidemic of both insulin dependent diabetes (type 1 diabetes), which has previously been shown to be caused by vaccines and non insulin dependent diabetes (type 2 diabetes). Upon receipt of vaccines or other strong immune stimulants some individuals develop a hyperactive immune system leading to autoimmune destruction of insulin secreting cells. Other individuals produce increased cortisol, an immune suppressing hormone, to suppress the vaccine induced inflammation. The increased cortisol leads to type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
“The current data shows that vaccines are much more dangerous than the public is lead to believe and adequate testing has never been performed even in healthy subjects to indicate that there is an overall improvement in health from immunization. The current practice of vaccinating diabetics as well as their close family members is a very risky practice,” says Dr. Classen.
Vaccination can be an important cause of diabetes in both humans and dogs. If your dog is suffering from diabetes, you might want to think twice before vaccinating him. If you have a young dog, this is one more reason to reconsider your vaccine schedule.