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The research abstract below showed that a single dose induced remission of 65% of diabetes.... It's only a single dose.. you will say: it's for new onset only.. but it showing the potential of BCG.

BCG vaccine in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
Original Text
Paolo Pozzilli a, on behalf of the IMDIAB Group
Members of IMDIAB group are listed in references 3 and 4
In 1994, Shehadeh and colleagues 1 reported in this journal that a single injection of Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccine induced clinical remission in 65% of recent-onset insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) patients compared with 7% of controls. The number of patients included in that pilot trial was small (17). A commentary in the same issue concluded that a large trial should be undertaken without delay. 2 Following previous trials aimed at increasing the remission rate in patients with

source: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(05)62100-9/fulltext


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