Chennai: Nearly 50 per cent of tuberculosis (TB) patients in Tamil Nadu were found to be having either diabetes or pre diabetes conditions, a recent study by a city-based private hospital has revealed. The study done on 827 TB patients under under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme in three districts of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur in the state showed 49.8 per cent of them having either diabetes or pre-diabetes. The six-month study was conducted by M V Hospital for Diabetes and Prof M Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre here found 25.3 per cent of the sample having diabetes and over nine per cent of them having pre-diabetes, Dr Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director told reporters here.
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