Type 2 DiabetesInfo Center

Irregular Shift Work May Be Linked to Diabetes

People who work the graveyard shift may have bigger health problems to worry about than irregular sleep patterns.

Diabetes Patients May Face Higher Risk of Head, Neck Cancers

Diabetes is known to increase many health risks like heart disease and obesity. But new research suggests the condition may also be linked to head and neck cancers.

Combined Exercises May Be Best for Type 2 Diabetes

Exercise is good for everyone, including those with diabetes. But what is the best type of exercise to help control the blood sugar of people with type 2 diabetes?

Surgery Could Be Good Option for Obese People with Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is often diagnosed in overweight patients. The combination of diabetes and obesity can present a serious risk for heart disease.

Studies Find Benefits in Eating Nuts

Nuts are rich in fiber and protein, but also can be high in fats, leaving people to wonder if they should be part of a healthy diet.

Greater Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Women with PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects many women. In the past, the condition has been linked to type 2 diabetes, but it hasn't been clear whether weight plays a role in that diabetes risk as well.

African Americans Respond Better to Diabetes Rx

Managing adult onset diabetes, which often develops in overweight patients, affects an estimated 29 million Americans and can lead to a number of complications.

Depression May Really Be Diabetes-Related Distress

People with diabetes are twice as likely as the average person to have depression. Research, however, indicates that what may be labeled as “depression” is actually disease-related distress.

A Better Diet Might Prevent Diabetes

Some risk factors for type 2 diabetes, such as a family history of the condition, age and race, may be out of a person's control. But people do have control over other risk factors, including diet.

Debate Over Cholesterol Guidelines for Diabetes Patients

Last year, new guidelines on treating high cholesterol placed a focus on overall risk instead of specific cholesterol levels. Those recommendations set off a debate in the medical community. The controversy rages on.