Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes almost doubles your risk of stroke.
Finding hope after having diabetes then a stroke
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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.
Reducing my stroke risk
A stroke can happen to anyone. But many of the things we do in everyday life such as smoking, drinking alcohol or being physically inactive, along with health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, or being overweight, can increase your stroke risk.
Make #OneSmallChange to cut your risk of stroke
Smoking, drinking alcohol, being physically inactive and sitting for long periods, can contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes, and being an unhealthy weight, all of which increase your risk of stroke. You can start to reduce your risk of stroke by making small changes to your lifestyle this Stroke Prevention Day.
Driving after a stroke
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After a stroke or transient ischaemic attack, you can’t drive for a minimum of one calendar month. Here’s how to find out what you need to do next.
Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
A transient ischaemic attack, TIA, or mini-stroke, is the same as a stroke, but the symptoms last a short time. A TIA is a warning that you are at risk of having a stroke.
What can I do to reduce my risk?
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.
Fasting after a stroke
You may wish to fast for personal or religious reasons. Is it safe to fast after a stroke?
Stay a healthy weight
Being overweight increases your risk of having a stroke. So it’s very important to try to maintain a healthy weight.