From Utah, USA:
Our 2-year old daughter was diagnosed with diabetes, Type 1, just a few weeks ago. Now she is entering a honeymoon stage of diabetes. I read that there is a chance to prolong this stage using BCG vaccine. But it is not in use in USA anymore and we can not find a proper place to receive a shot. We are originally from Russia, where everybody still getting BCG; we are not afraid of it and willing to take a chance. But where can we get this shot?
I am afraid that the evidence regarding BCG vaccination prolonging the honeymoon period in humans (as opposed to diabetic mice and rats) is not good and I would not recommend that you go to any extraordinary lengths to get your daughter immunised.
Original posting 30 Mar 97
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:54
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.