Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting almost 6% of the world's population. Management of diabetes and its complications, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), amputation, blindness, and renal failure, imposes enormous medical and economic burdens, primary prevention has become a public health imperative. Studies have shown that diet and lifestyle are important means of preventing CVD risk and type 2 diabetes. In addition, a few studies have suggested that dairy consumption was associated with lower risks for hypertension, coagulopathy, coronary artery disease, and stroke. By this time, published studies about relation between dairy consumption and type 2 diabetes are limited. In this review, the effects of dairy products on CVD and type 2 diabetes risk were summarized. Also, recent findings about these subjects were mentioned.