Diabetes Voice

Diabetes Voice is the online magazine of IDF. It covers the latest developments in diabetes care, education, prevention, research, health policy and economics, as well as themes related to living with diabetes. Diabetes Voice goes to the heart of issues that are crucial to all those who can further the promotion of diabetes care, prevention, and a cure worldwide.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Douglas Villarroel (Bolivia)
Editor: Elizabeth Snouffer (USA)

Diabetes Voice was made available as a print and digital magazine until 2018. It is now available as a digital platform at diabetesvoice.org.

Archive content of the magazine until March 2018 is available below.

Issue: March 2015
Section: Diabetes views

The double burden of diabetes and TB - experience in India

Last update: 15/03/2017

At present, India is facing a dual epidemic of diabetes and tuberculosis (TB). In 2013, there were an estimated 65.1 million people with diabetes and the number is projected to rise to 109 million in 2035.1 Today it is estimated that 80% of all diabetes cases occur in low- and middle-income countries. People with diabetes (type 1 or type 2 diabetes) are at higher risk of contracting TB.

India holds the record for the highest number of people infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In 2013, out of an estimated global incidence of 9.0 million TB cases, 2.3 million cases occurred in India.2 Therefore with the increasing incidence of TB and DM becoming alarming, India has the colossal burden of combating both diseases at once.

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