Rubella and Pertussis vaccination have been highlighted as contributing to the escalating rates of diabetes, but other vaccines may also have the same effect by different and similar mechanisms. There are no, or to few, studies conducted for the scientific community to conclude this and no one is much interested in funding the studies. Instead, they shrug their shoulders and write in their books that there is no explanation for the diabetes increases and the cause is “unknown.”

Rubella Vaccination is Implicated in the Increased Incidence of Diabetes
Dr. Harris Coulter testified before Congress: “Of the three vaccines making up the MMR shot, the rubella component is the major suspect because rubella itself, like mumps, is known to be a cause of diabetes, and the action of the vaccine resembles that of the disease. If the disease can cause diabetes, so can the vaccine.”

Pertussis Vaccination is Implicated in the Increased Incidence of Diabetes
The body’s glucose (sugar) metabolism is regulated by insulin which is secreted by the pancreas. Researchers have detected increased insulin production in infants injected with pertussis vaccine. In 1970, Pittman stated “the infant whose blood sugar level is influenced by food intake may be especially vulnerable to vaccine-induced hypoglycemia should a feeding be missed because of a feverish reaction following vaccinations.” (1) Hannik and Cohen in 1978 concluded, “infants who show serious reactions following pertussis vaccination suffer from failure to maintain glucose homeostasis.” (2) A 1982 study detailed the role the DPT vaccine played in causing diabetes in a sixteen month old girl. (3)


  1. Pittman, M. 1970. Bordetella pertussis – Bacterial and host factors in the pathogenesis and prevention of whooping cough. In S. Mudd, ed. Infectious agents and host reactions: Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 239-70.
  2. Hannik, C.A. and Cohen, H. 1978. Changes in plasma insulin concentration and temperature of infants after pertussis vaccination. International Symposium on Pertussis, 297-99.
  3. Champsaur, H., et al. 1982. Virologic, immunologic, and genetic factors in insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Journal of Pediatrics 100(1):15-20.