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Antibiotics cause Diabetes

My husband received an overdose of antibiotics 17 years ago for E-Coli.  Two years later at the age of 43 he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  Three years after the diagnosis of diabetes he had his first heart attack.  His heart doctor told him that everyone who has Type 1 should be treated as if they will develop a heart condition. Less than a year ago he was told that his adult onset diabetes was a direct result of the overdose of antibiotics.  Laboratories give rats diabetes by overdosing them on antibiotics.  Recent tests showed that he does not have long to live.  Diabetes is an auto-immune disease.  The overdose of antibiotics ramped up his entire immune system causing diabetes, arthritis in every joint in his body, and heart disease.  His doctor just recently attended a seminar by Johns Hopkins University covering this issue.  Doctors MUST be made aware of this correlation.  I've recently met others with the same story.  Please, everyone, tell your doctors about this and let them know they need to find out and not listen to drug company rhetoric. - Wife

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Re: Antibiotics cause Diabetes

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My husband received an overdose of antibiotics 17 years ago for E-Coli.  Two years later at the age of 43 he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  Three years after the diagnosis of diabetes he had his first heart attack.  His heart doctor told him that everyone who has Type 1 should be treated as if they will develop a heart condition. Less than a year ago he was told that his adult onset diabetes was a direct result of the overdose of antibiotics.  Laboratories give rats diabetes by overdosing them on antibiotics.  Recent tests showed that he does not have long to live.  Diabetes is an auto-immune disease.  The overdose of antibiotics ramped up his entire immune system causing diabetes, arthritis in every joint in his body, and heart disease.  His doctor just recently attended a seminar by Johns Hopkins University covering this issue.  Doctors MUST be made aware of this correlation.  I've recently met others with the same story.  Please, everyone, tell your doctors about this and let them know they need to find out and not listen to drug company rhetoric. - Wife


 

Dear Type 1 Wife,

 

I am so sorry about your husband's illness that has come about; and that he developed diabetes. However, antibiotics do not cause diabetes. If you have links that provide clear results that they do, please post it. Viruses and such can be a trigger, but antibiotics are not the causative factor. However, some antibiotics will cause hypoglycemia and also does MASK hypoglycemia.

 

On the other hand, steroids have been known to cause mainly Type 2 diabetes.

 

Trisha

 




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Re: Antibiotics MAY NOT cause Diabetes

One little problem with your theory. Diabetes predates the discovery of antibiotics by 5000 years.

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Type1Wife wrote:

My husband received an overdose of antibiotics 17 years ago for E-Coli.  Two years later at the age of 43 he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  Three years after the diagnosis of diabetes he had his first heart attack.  His heart doctor told him that everyone who has Type 1 should be treated as if they will develop a heart condition. Less than a year ago he was told that his adult onset diabetes was a direct result of the overdose of antibiotics.  Laboratories give rats diabetes by overdosing them on antibiotics.  Recent tests showed that he does not have long to live.  Diabetes is an auto-immune disease.  The overdose of antibiotics ramped up his entire immune system causing diabetes, arthritis in every joint in his body, and heart disease.  His doctor just recently attended a seminar by Johns Hopkins University covering this issue.  Doctors MUST be made aware of this correlation.  I've recently met others with the same story.  Please, everyone, tell your doctors about this and let them know they need to find out and not listen to drug company rhetoric. - Wife


 

Correlation is not causation.

 

I  spent a little time searching on Google Scholar and Highwire to see if there is any support for your statement. I could find none. The nearest I could find is ambivalent at best:

 

Type 1 Diabetes: Etiology, Immunology, and Therapeutic Strategies

 

The bacterial composition of the intestine has long been acknowledged as an important variable affecting T1D development. Direct evidence exists in rodents, as diabetes is aggravated under specific pathogen-free conditions or upon administration of antibiotics (27). In other studies, however, administration of antibiotics prevents diabetes (68, 384). Perhaps autoimmunity ensues whenever the intricate microbial balance in the intestine is disturbed.

 

Can you direct me to any research papers on the subject please?

 

His doctor just recently attended a seminar by Johns Hopkins University covering this issue.

 

Possibly his doctor can supply the references?

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edguillot wrote:

One little problem with your theory. Diabetes predates the discovery of antibiotics by 5000 years.


 

That's not really a valid refutation. I also have my doubts that antibiotics are a possible cause for type 1, but I don't think the original poster is claiming it causes all type 1, just some cases.

 

Prednisolone is a very recently developed medication; that does not prevent it from being a known cause of type 2.

 

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Re: Antibiotics cause Diabetes

Corticosteriods are a trigger as I recently read.  Before I was DX T2 I had been given these shots for allergies.  I am sure other triggers can be traced to statins and other meds.  Does anyone have more info on this?

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