VIDEO: Double Burden of Infectious Diseases and Diabetes Noted in Developing World

BOSTON – Approximately 380 million people have diabetes worldwide, and this number is predicted to increase over the next few decades. 

Because many diabetes risk factors like smoking, alcoholism, and poor nutrition are also risk factors for infectious diseases, there is a growing double burden of diabetes and infectious disease in developing countries.

Rocio Pereira, MD, from the University of Colorado, discusses the importance of understanding the association between viral infections and diabetes in this video from our colleagues at Endocrinology Advisor at ENDO 2016.