July 30, 2013

A New T1D Complication

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SAHCall it evolution or call is the evolution of a diabetes complication. A study published in Diabetes Care found that there may be a new rendition to microvascular complications in T1D.

A  subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin tissues that cover the brain. Aneurysmal bleeding is a localized, pathological, blood-filled dilatation of a blood vessel caused by the weakening of the vessel wall.

The study evaluated about 4,000 participants with T1D for an average of 9 years. About 40% of participants experienced an aneurysmal or nonaneurysmal SAH.

Although diabetes has a way of compromising the integrity of blood vessel wallls, current smokers were found to have a higher risk for nonaneurysmal SAH.

This study found that the incidence of nonaneurysmal SAH is high among patients with T1D. Further, researchers suggest that nonaneurysmal SAH is a distinct new microvascular complication in T1D.

Drink milk for strong bones. Exercise for strong muscles. Get a good fill of vitamin C, folate, and vitamin K for stronger blood vessels.

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