There is a significant relationship between Type 2 Diabetes and hypertension (often known as high blood pressure). While this link is not thoroughly understood, most people with Type 2 Diabetes will develop high blood pressure. The risk is also present in reverse. Those with hypertension are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Being overweight is a risk factor for both diseases, and this aspect may be where part of the relationship connects. Weight control is also an area where both disorders can be managed along with stress relief.