Diabetes in people with HIV over 50

Diabetes mellitus, or type 2 diabetes, develops as a consequence of failures in the body’s ability to handle glucose. Production of insulin, the hormone which regulates glucose levels, may decline or cells may stop responding to insulin. When this happens, glucose stays in the blood and is not taken up by cells for use as […]

HIV and Diabetes

In the UK, about 3 million people are living with diabetes, and many more are expected to develop diabetes in the near future. This compares with about 100,000 (0.1 million) people living with HIV (PLWH). The main risk factors for diabetes (type 2) are well-known, and apply to PLWH as well as the general population – having […]


Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in the body is too high because the body cannot use it properly. Diabetes exists in two forms: type 1, which usually occurs earlier in life; and type 2, which usually occurs as a person gets older. People with HIV have a higher risk of type-2 […]

Diabetes increases risk of chronic kidney disease

Kidney disease is an increasingly important cause of serious illness and death in people with HIV. Doctors looked at the medical records of over 30,000 people and compared their risk of kidney disease according to whether they had HIV, diabetes, or both. People without either HIV or diabetes had the lowest risk of kidney disease and those […]