Addressing Stroke Risk Factors in People Who Have Diabetes – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability for people with diabetes. Managing elevated hemoglobin A1C levels, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol can reduce the risk for stroke.

Richard Benson, MD, PhD, is director of the Office of Global Health and Health Disparities at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Here, Dr. Benson discusses the links between stroke and diabetes, and the strategies to reduce stroke risk for people with diabetes.

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