TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS AS A RISK FACTOR FOR STROKE – (02-27-06)

Metabolic Syndrome Compared With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus as a Risk Factor for Stroke

So metabolic syndrome was a greater predictor of stroke that diabetes, not because of the amount of risk it confers, but because metabolic syndrome is so darn prevalent. As high as 30%. 30%. Did I mention that the prevalence was as high as 30%? So why, I beg, is this condition so incredibly, blatently ignored?

There seems to be a never ending supply of bloodwork from patients coming into my office with strong family or personal histories of cardiovascular disease, and yet their bloodwork is limited to fasting glucose, standard lipids, and maybe an HbA1c. No fasting insulin, CRP, PAI-1, homocysteine. I’d pull my hair out in frustration, but I’ve none left…

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