Type 2 DiabetesInfo Center

Blacks May Have Higher Risk for Diabetic Vision Loss

Diabetes affects more than 300 million people around the world and has many negative effects, including a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and even vision loss. And a new study suggests blacks may be more at risk for diabetic vision loss.

Gestational Diabetes May Raise Diabetes Risk in Kids

Gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy, has been on the rise. As more expectant women get high blood sugar, more children may also face the threat of getting the disease.

Reversing Prediabetes May Be a Heart Saver

Blood sugar levels that are high but not high enough to be diabetes pose a health risk. Taking steps to reverse the condition may significantly cut the odds of getting heart disease and diabetes.

Pounds Lost Could Mean Money Saved for Diabetes Patients

Losing excess weight is good for the health. But it may also be good for the finances, suggest the authors of a new study.

Rx May Ease Heart Trouble for Patients With Diabetes

Fenofibrate may help lower blood fat in those with unhealthy cholesterol levels. While the medicine has been shown to help men with diabetes, it may also improve heart health in women.

FDA Approves New Combination Rx for Type 2 Diabetes

A healthy diet and regular exercise are the mainstays of treatment for people with Type 2 diabetes. But when diet and exercise aren't enough to control blood sugar, diabetes patients may need medication — and they just got a new option.

Rx for Type 2 Diabetes Gets Thumbs-Up from FDA

A healthy diet and regular exercise are key elements of diabetes treatment. But some patients need medications to go along with that diet and exercise. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved one such medication.

High-Salt Diets Doubled Heart Disease Risk in Diabetes Patients

Eating too much salt has long been linked to high blood pressure and heart disease. But those with diabetes may have to worry about sodium intake more than previously thought.

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.