Type 2 DiabetesInfo Center

Overall Diet May Trump Glycemic Index

Lowering your risk for health problems like diabetes and heart disease through diet may be simpler than once thought. Patients may need to simply focus on eating healthy, natural foods in general, rather than worrying about how healthy foods affect factors like blood sugar.

Cancer Screening May Benefit Diabetes Patients

Diabetes patients may need to take extra precautions to lower their risk for cancer or catch it early.

No Cancer Risk Found for Diabetes Rx

Worried about the health effects of the medications you take? There's likely no need to worry about two diabetes medications once thought to increase the risk of cancer.

Don't 'Bypass' Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery

Having weight loss surgery can improve obese patients' health, but it isn't a fix-all for health problems tied to being obese. Exercise may improve these patients' overall health even more and lower their risk for diabetes.

Without Proper Control, Diabetes May Lead to Mental Decline

In middle age, taking care of yourself now could mean avoiding a health crisis later — and that may go double for diabetes patients. Middle-aged diabetes patients may have a raised risk for mental decline later in life.

Yogurt May Help Prevent Diabetes

As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away — but pairing that fruit with yogurt may keep diabetes away, too.

Exercise Alone Didn't Help Diabetics

For many diabetes patients, exercise can be a life-changing activity for managing their blood sugar. Some diabetes patients, however, may be unable to benefit from an exercise regimen. But most people will see positive changes.

Diabetes Was Often Undiagnosed

What you don't know about your health might hurt you. New research found that many people had a chronic illness without knowing it.

Coffee May Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Coffee drinkers may have one more reason to brew another pot. Coffee might prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a research roundup published for World Diabetes Day.

Sleep Apnea May Speed Kidney Decline

Diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease. It can damage tiny blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste from the blood. Add sleep apnea to the mix, and kidneys may decline even faster, new research suggests.