People with diabetes are 1,5 times more likely to have a stroke than people without diabetes.
A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off. It can be caused by a blockage or a bleed. Without blood, brain cells can be damaged or die. This damage can have different effects depending on where it happens in the brain. It can affect the body, mobility and speech, as well as how patients think and feel.
The type of disability caused by a stroke depends on the extent of brain damage and what part of the brain is damaged. It’s been proven that time lost is brain lost and every minute that treatment is delayed, more of your brain is damaged.