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TB infection can spark pre-diabetes, researchers find (post)

Research at Colorado State University has revealed new links between tuberculosis and diabetes, providing evidence that TB becomes more deadly when it occurs with diabetes and showing for the first time that tuberculosis can actually trigger pre-diabetes.

Experts to combat the potential ‘health catastrophe’ of deadly tuberculosis among people with diabetes (post)

New research aims to estimate the benefits of different ways to carry out screening both patients with tuberculosis (TB) for diabetes and the other way around in parts of the world where both diseases are common.

Metformin could be used to treat tuberculosis (post)

New research suggests that metformin, a drug prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes, could be used to treat tuberculosis (TB) infection.

Curbing diabetes vital to controlling TB (post)

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major global public health challenge with nearly 9 million new cases and 1.5 million deaths due to this disease annually. There are several identified risk factors for TB including HIV, smoking, under nutrition, occupational lung diseases (like silicosis) and several others. One of the fast emerging risk factors for TB, which most people remain unaware of, is Diabetes Mellitus (DM).  Recent research findings confirm that diabetes by itself triples the risk of developing TB and adversely affects disease presentation and treatment outcomes. Prevalence of diabetes is estimated to increase exponentially from 382 million cases in 2013 to 592 million cases by 2035. It is likely that diabetes will soon surpass HIV as the most important risk factor for TB. Most importantly the burden of diabetes is moving from developed to developing countries which unfortunately also carry high burden of TB.

Massachusetts General Hospital launches phase II trial of BCG vaccine to reverse type 1 diabetes (post)

07/Jun/2015 - A phase II clinical trial testing the ability of the generic vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The approval of this trial, which will shortly begin enrolling qualified patients, was announced today at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) by Denise Faustman, MD, PhD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Immunobiology Laboratory and principal investigator of the study.

Diabetes — a serious threat to ending TB (post)

Tuberculosis continues to be a major public health challenge, affecting 9 million people and claiming 1.5 million lives annually.

An oral antidiabetic drug shows promise for treating tuberculosis (post)

The drug metformin, already used in the USA to treat type 2 diabetes, also enhances the body's immune response to tuberculosis, according to A*STAR researchers.

Combating the global epidemics of diabetes, tuberculosis (post)

An estimated 350 million people have diabetes worldwide, including those in poorer countries where other diseases, particularly tuberculosis (TB), are prevalent. To combat both diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) is now asking diabetes and infectious disease experts to collaborate on activities for the prevention and care of both diseases.

Diabetes – TB link found in Australia (post)

A 20-year study by James Cook University scientists has found a strong link between diabetes and tuberculosis in tropical Australia.

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