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Global Diabetes Epidemic Hampers Tuberculosis Control

The growing number of Type 2 diabetes cases worldwide will make it difficult to control and eliminate tuberculosis. Experts have found a connection between the two diseases, reminiscent of HIV and TB. For reasons that are still unclear, Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of developing tuberculosis. In a series of articles in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, researchers report that 15 percent of adult TB cases worldwide are due to diabetes, translating to more than 1...

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