Study underscores need for stroke symptom screening in patients with diabetes

A recent population-based study found that it may be a good idea to routinely screen patients with diabetes for stroke symptoms.

That’s because the analysis found that nearly 1 in 4 people with diabetes reported stroke symptoms—and the presence of these symptoms with no physician diagnosis of stroke have been associated with an increased risk of future stroke.

Key Point: Undiagnosed strokes can be precursors of future strokes. A recent study found that 1 in 4 people with diabetes reported stroke symptoms, which supports the need for screening these patients in order to prevent future strokes through clinical interventions, including pharmacotherapy.

The annual number of strokes in India is expected to grow from 1.1 million in 2000 to almost...

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