Here are the risk factors for developing a stroke, if you have diabetes.
Abdominal fat. That means you carry your weight, your excess fat, around your waist, as opposed to the hips, or thighs.
Abdominal fat increases the production of LDL-cholesterol. And the same metabolic problem that causes abdominal fat also increases the risk of getting a stroke.
Having bad blood fat and cholesterol levels. Especially important are your levels of triglycerides. High triglyceride levels can raise your risk of stroke. Especially if you already have diabetes.
Low levels of HDL cholesterol. HDL-cholesterol is the way the body moves harmful cholesterol out of the blood vessel and into,the liver, so it could be removed.
Low levels of HDL cholesterol increases risk of heart disease and stroke. The body can’t clean up the harmful deposits on the blood vessel walls.