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Mexican authorities close health center that touted supposed diabetes vaccine

THORNTON, CO - FEBRUARY 24:  Registered nurse Susan Eager (L) checks the breathing of Jane Awise, who suffers from severe diabetes, while performing a home health care visit on February 24, 2010 in Thornton, Colorado. Awise has health insurance but says she pays about $400 each month in co-pays to treat her chronic disease. Eager works for the Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency, a non-profit that performs some 25,000 home visits each year in the Denver area. It provides free home nursing care to patients with chronic diseases, helps them to better manage their disabling illnesses and provides custodial services with the aim of keeping patients in their homes and out of more expensive nursing home care.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

THORNTON, CO - FEBRUARY 24: Registered nurse Susan Eager (L) checks the breathing of Jane Awise, who suffers from severe diabetes, while performing a home health care visit on February 24, 2010 in Thornton, Colorado. Awise has health insurance but says she pays about $400 each month in co-pays to treat her chronic disease. Eager works for the Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency, a non-profit that performs some 25,000 home visits each year in the Denver area. It provides free home nursing care to patients with chronic diseases, helps them to better manage their disabling illnesses and provides custodial services with the aim of keeping patients in their homes and out of more expensive nursing home care. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)  (2010 Getty Images)

Mexican regulatory authorities closed a health center that was touting a supposed diabetes "vaccine" and warned consumers that there is no vaccine for the condition.

The country's drug regulatory agency said Thursday that it closed the offices of a group known as the Live Your Diabetes Foundation in Mexico City.

The group allegedly claimed it had come up with a drug it called "Self Blood Therapy Vaccine" that would ward off diabetes. The agency said it would seize all of the supposed medication.

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body either does not make enough insulin to break down the sugar in foods or uses insulin inefficiently. It can cause early death or serious complications like blindness, stroke, kidney disease or heart disease.

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