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Study shows tuberculosis vaccine may reverse Type 1 diabetes

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Posted at 8:52 AM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 08:53:42-04

(NBC) - There's early evidence a vaccine that's been around for decades might help people with Type 1 diabetes.

The study is small -- just nine patients -- but researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital say blood sugar levels have remained almost normal for up to eight years in people who received a type of tuberculosis vaccine called Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG).

Participants received two doses of the BCG vaccine.

The research must be replicated with more patients before it's ever used clinically.

Courtesy of NBC New Channel