Preventive therapy for tuberculosis among people with diabetes

People with diabetes have a threefold risk of developing TB. This association is well known and has been documented in many settings. Two studies conducted in Germany and Russia in the 1950-60s appear to show an effect of TB preventive therapy among people with diabetes although the data in these studies are limited. Therefore more evidence is needed on the issue of preventive therapy for TB among people with diabetes including effective regimens, who benefits most and how this could be integrated into health services.