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TB and Diabetes

What is the connection between TB and Diabetes?

People with diabetes can easily get TB because their immune systems are weaker.

TB CAN MAKE DIABETES WORSE, AND DIABETES CAN MAKE TB WORSE.

Take all your treatment as advised by your nurse or doctor.

Talk to your nurse or doctor if you have any concerns or problems with your treatment.

How is Diabetes treated?

Diabetes can be managed with a healthy diet, exercise and treatment.

Treatment will involve tablets or injections, or both, and is available forfree at your clinic.

IF YOU HAVE DIABETES, GET YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED REGULARLY.

How can Diabetes be prevented?

  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • If overweight, reducing your weight

How do I know if I have Diabetes?

Look out for these symptoms of diabetes:

  • Often thirsty
  • Often tired
  • Needing to urinate often
  • Losing weight
  • Itching in the vagina
  • Having trouble with your eyesight
  • Slow to heal cuts, bruises and sores
  • Losing feeling orfeeling numb ortingly in your hands and feet.

IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS, VISIT YOUR NEAREST CLINIC TO BE TESTED FOR DIABETES.

IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY HAS DIABETES, YOU SHOULD ALSO GET TESTED FOR DIABETES.

Who can get Diabetes?

Being overweight or having somebody in yourfamily with diabetes can make you more likely to get diabetes.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease where the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is too high and your body cannot use it properly.

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