Cholesterol Related Conditions What is the Link between Cholesterol and Diabetes? Share Pin Email More in Cholesterol Related Conditions Basics Medications Natural Treatments Diet and Meal Plans Types Getting Tested Exercise and Cholesterol Updated April 21, 2016 Cholesterol and diabetes have a direct link to each other. Learn more about the complications of diabetes from poor health and cholesterol. Up Next Up Next Video What is the link between cholesterol and high blood pressure? Up Next Video What is the link between family history and high cholesterol? Up Next Video Understanding your High Cholesterol Diagnosis Up Next Video What are the Main Side Effects of Cholesterol Lowering Drugs?