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Type 1 diabetes associated with higher risk for ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke

March 23, 2017

Compared with the general population, patients with type 1 diabetes with or without maintaining target HbA1c levels were at increased risk for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, which intensified with worse glycemic control, according to research published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

“Diabetes mellitus is an established risk factor for cardiovascular disease,” C. Hedén Ståhl, of the department of molecular and clinical medicine at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues wrote. “The results from a growing number of studies in the last decade have indicated that type 1 diabetes is a risk factor for stroke. Age and blood pressure level are examples of factors that predict stroke in individuals with type 1 diabetes as well as in those without diabetes. However, chronic hyperglycemia is a risk factor specific amongst individuals with diabetes but has not been widely investigated as a risk factor for stroke in those with type 1 diabetes.”

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