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Diabetes as a risk factor for cerebral ischemic stroke

Katarzyna Snarska, Katarzyna Kapica-Topczewska, Julia Sawicka, Wiesław Drozdowski, Hanna Bachórzewska-Gajewska
Endokrynol. Otył. Zab. Przem. Mat 2010;6(2):93-100.

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Vol 6, No 2 (2010)
Prace poglądowe
Published online: 2010-07-12

Abstract

Cerebral strokes are one of the most serious problems contemporary medicine has to face. In most cases, stroke is a result of atherosclerosis, whose main risk factors include disorders of carbohydrate metabolism, arterial hypertension, hyperglycemia and tobacco smoking. In over 1/3 of those suffering from cerebral stroke, diabetes is also diagnosed; in about 2/3 of the sufferers, hyperglycemia is found in the initial phase of the illness. The combination of diabetes and cerebral stroke influences prognosis in a negative way. Diabetes increases the risk of occurrence of cerebral stroke, changes its clinical picture and has an impact on its consequences. Many-sided educational activities conducted among diabetes patients, including self-control and self-treatment of diabetes, as well as elimination of coexisting modifiable risk factors for cerebral ischemic stroke, contributes to reducing the number of cerebral incidents.
Endocrinology, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 2010, vol. 6, No 2, 93-100

Abstract

Cerebral strokes are one of the most serious problems contemporary medicine has to face. In most cases, stroke is a result of atherosclerosis, whose main risk factors include disorders of carbohydrate metabolism, arterial hypertension, hyperglycemia and tobacco smoking. In over 1/3 of those suffering from cerebral stroke, diabetes is also diagnosed; in about 2/3 of the sufferers, hyperglycemia is found in the initial phase of the illness. The combination of diabetes and cerebral stroke influences prognosis in a negative way. Diabetes increases the risk of occurrence of cerebral stroke, changes its clinical picture and has an impact on its consequences. Many-sided educational activities conducted among diabetes patients, including self-control and self-treatment of diabetes, as well as elimination of coexisting modifiable risk factors for cerebral ischemic stroke, contributes to reducing the number of cerebral incidents.
Endocrinology, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 2010, vol. 6, No 2, 93-100
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Keywords

diabetes; cerebral stroke; hyperglycemia

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Title

Diabetes as a risk factor for cerebral ischemic stroke

Journal

Endocrinology, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

Issue

Vol 6, No 2 (2010)

Pages

93-100

Published online

2010-07-12

Bibliographic record

Endokrynol. Otył. Zab. Przem. Mat 2010;6(2):93-100.

Keywords

diabetes
cerebral stroke
hyperglycemia

Authors

Katarzyna Snarska
Katarzyna Kapica-Topczewska
Julia Sawicka
Wiesław Drozdowski
Hanna Bachórzewska-Gajewska

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