dLife Daily Tips

Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

Read More

Follow Your Quiz Progress:

Are You at Risk for Stroke?

Stroke
Stroke is among the leading causes of death in the United States. Strokes, sometimes called "brain attacks," occur when blood flow to part of the brain is blocked. Almost 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year, with over 600,000 of those being first-time attacks. The risk of stroke and rates of heart disease are about 2-4 times higher in people with diabetes than without. 15-30 percent of stroke survivors remain permanently disabled afterwards. Prevention is key: maintaining a healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of stroke by up to 80 percent. Although strokes can occur in anyone at any age, certain risk factors -- including having diabetes -- can make you more likely to have a stroke. Take this quiz to help determine your risk.

Click here to download a printable PDF version of this quiz

Reviewed by Jason C. Baker, MD 05/12.

Sign up for FREE dLife Newsletters

dLife Membership is FREE! Get exclusive access, free recipes, newsletters, savings, and much more! FPO

Congratulations!
You are subscribed!
Congratulations!
You are subscribed!
Congratulations!
You are subscribed!
Sponsor Specials

dLife Weekly Poll

Which best describes your attitude toward carbohydrates?

174 Views 0 comments
by Nicole Purcell
Ten years ago, I sat in my Primary Care Physician's office. I had just been weighed and measured. A nurse had just taken my vitals and my blood pressure had come in a bit higher than usual, which was no wonder because I sat there a nervous wreck. In the year since my last physical, I'd gained another fourteen pounds. I was the heaviest I'd ever been, the scale clocking me in at 228 at 5'3" tall. I honestly couldn't believe it. I knew that I hadn't gotten my eating habits under control in...