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High risk of stroke for diabetics

Diabetes is a major factor in predisposing a person to a stroke, which can lead to decreased quality of life and even be fatal. Another factor is hypertension. Stoke can present as a feeling of weakness of a limb or one side of the body, disorientation, confusion, imbalance, problems talking, blindness, visual impairment or a bad headache. Stokes are generally associated with older aged people, but diabetes causes sufferers to have strokes at a significantly younger age. The best way of reducing the risk of having a stroke is to maintain tight control over diabetes. This can be achieved through and active, healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and medication, weight loss and quitting smoking. The persons' efforts can be assessed by testing HbA1C (antigen on red blood cells that allows an overall impression of how well the blood sugar is being controlled over a period of time), keeping blood pressure under 130/80, and keeping cholesterol under 100.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by American Diabetes Association

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About: High risk of stroke for diabetics

Date: 26 May 2005

Source: American Diabetes Association


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