Finding hope after having diabetes then a stroke
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
Type: Take action
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.