Opinion Piece by Anthony Harries on TB-Diabetes published

August 20, 2015

An article on the relationship between Diabetes and Tuberculosis (TB) by TANDEM Advisory Board Member Anthony Harries was published by the Health Affairs Blog yesterday. Health Affairs Blog is a platform for commentary and analysis on health policy and issues affecting health and health care. The Blog features posts from noted health policy experts and commentators from a wide variety of perspectives.

In his opinion piece, Mr. Harries states that it has become clear that the global Diabetes epidemic threatens to undermine the tremendous progress that has been made against TB. He calls for action, specifically recommending a process which is called “bidirectional screening”. This requires that any patient that tests positive for TB be referred for diabetes testing, and vice versa.

Read the full article here.