Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes almost doubles your risk of stroke.
Diabetes doubles your risk of a stroke, so it's important that it's treated and controlled well if you have it. This guide explains what diabetes is, the link between diabetes and stroke, and how to make changes to your lifestyle to reduce your risk.
Diabetes means you have too much sugar in your blood and this can make you twice as likely to have a stroke. But it’s important to remember that you can live well with diabetes, and reduce your risk of having a stroke if you follow advice and treatment.
This guide can help you to understand your own risk of a stroke and what you can do to reduce your chances of having a stroke. It includes tips for stroke survivors, and offers some advice on healthy living choices for everyone.
This leaflet explains why what you eat affects your risk of stroke and suggests some simple ways you can make your diet healthier.
Many strokes can be prevented. Although you cannot change some of the things that increase your risk of stroke, like your age, there are others that you can change.
Being overweight increases your risk of having a stroke. So it’s very important to try to maintain a healthy weight.
Some aspects of women’s lives can increase our risk of a stroke, like the contraceptive pill, pregnancy and having migraines. But for most women, taking care of your health and managing your risk factors will help you avoid a stroke. Find out more about health conditions and medication linked to stroke in women, plus tips for healthy living.
You can help yourself stay well by following this advice during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak if you have had a stroke, or have health conditions linked to stroke.