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Diabetic Control and Stroke

Good diabetic control decreases the chance that the patient will develop hardening of the arteries or athlerosclerosis. It also decreases the chance that the patient will develop kidney damage with increased blood pressure. The combination of the diabetic state and high blood pressure puts people at a very high risk for stroke, a high risk for developing hardening of the arteries, and a high risk that even one of the blood vessels in the brain will burst and cause a brain hemorrhage, which also causes a stroke. So a diabetic state that’s not well controlled and high blood pressure are bad partners because they really markedly increase the risk of a stroke.

Diabetic Control and Stroke

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