Patients with type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk of contracting tuberculosis..
.. according to a study published by the University of Texas School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus.
The theory was previously reported, and has now been verified in Asian studies. The UT School of Public Health researchers have revealed:
- Type 2 diabetics, especially those with chronic blood sugar elevation, often have an altered immune response to Tuberculosis (TB).
- Diabetics who contract TB take longer to respond to treatment of TB.
- Diabetics with active TB and Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have multi-drug resistant TB.
Source: News Release