bacteria-attacking-cell-100125304A warning has been issued by health experts for diabetes to increase the risk of TB incidence three times more than the usual rate by compromising the immune system. Doctors fear that the expected scenario would be similar to the one that occurred after the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Moreover, it is reported that ” six of the top 10 countries projected to have the greatest numbers of diabetics by 2035 — China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Russia — are classified as high TB burden countries by the WHO”. How would you integrate these findings in counseling your diabetic patients?

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