TYPE 2 diabetes can increase the risk of developing serious health complications, such as having a stroke. It’s therefore important to take measures to ensure health problems don’t occur. What can you do to lower your risk?
Type 2 diabetes is when the level of sugar in the blood is too high.
This is dangerous because if not controlled properly, too much sugar in the blood can cause various health problems, including those with the heart, kidneys, feet, eyes and nerves.
Having diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, which can lead to a stroke.
But why is this the case and what can you do to lower your risk?
A stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, starving it off vital oxygen and nutrients.
Having a stroke can lead to permanent damage of the brain.
A stroke can happen when the blood vessels are damaged or blocked, which can occur if the level of sugar in the blood is too high.
“You’ve got millions of blood vessels all over your body and they carry blood cells to and from your heart,” said Diabetes UK.
“If you have too much glucose in your blood for a period of time, your blood blood vessels can start to get damaged.”