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A recent study confirms that childhood vaccine schedules have no link to diabetes.

Parents want to do what they believe is best for their children. Vaccines have been a difficult debate between many people over the years. Of course, if something causes harm and we believe it could have been preventable if something was or wasn’t done, it would be a horrible feeling.

A recent study was done in response to parental concerns on vaccines specifically in relation to type 1 diabetes. A total of 584,171 children were examined. The researchers found no evidence that routine childhood immunization is associated with the development of type 1 diabetes which was chosen because of it being an autoimmune disease. The study did find that cumulative vaccine aluminum exposure was associated with a reduced incidence of type 1 diabetes but more than an observational study would be required to confirm the finding.

Since most reading this article probably either live with type 1 diabetes or love someone living with it, hopefully, this research will help with the decision-making of vaccinations for children.

Reference: Childhood vaccine schedule has no link to diabetes, study confirms. Healio. (n.d.). Retrieved December 8, 2021.

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