Diabetes influences the onset of stroke. Studies on cerebro-vascular accident associated with diabetes have documented the epidemiologic profile, clinical scannographic and evaluative history of the hospitalized patients. Type-2 diabetes prevalence was noted in 97.5% cases hospitalized and diabetes associated with stroke is frequent with severe and high features of lacunar infarcts in Ivory Coast.
The prevalence of diabetes in patient victims of a cerebral vascular accident is evaluated to 10-20% and each elevation from 1% of HbA1C increase the risk of fatal stroke from 37%. More to that 80% of the mortality within the diabetic population is linked to a cardiovascular disease of which stroke In the Neurology service of Cocody Teaching hospital at Abidjan, Diabetes constitutes the 5th factor of risk of stroke (18%) after high blood pressure, alcoholism, smoking and past history of stroke