Diabetes is very intrinsically linked to tuberculosis. However, very little attention is paid to the fact that diabetics are at a higher risk of tuberculosis than non-diabetics. Tuberculosis can in fact become a life-threatening situation for diabetics as their immune system is incapacitated to handle the onslaught of the tuberculosis bacteria.
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It has been found that people who have diabetes are more at risk of contracting tuberculosis compared with healthy people because the former makes the immune system weak.read more