Stroke among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients at Haji Adam Malik General Hospital, Medan, Indonesia
Harahap, Novita Sari
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BACKGROUND: Increasing Blood Sugar Level (BSL) in Diabetes Meletus can be various microvascular and macrovascular changes, in the end, will causing complications. The complications can occur in some organs, such as the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidney, and nerves. Stroke is one of the complications from diabetes that is increasing in every year. AIM: The study aims to analyse the relationship between diabetes and the prevalence of stroke at Haji Adam Malik General Hospital Medan. METHODS: This study is an analytical study with a cross-sectional approach. The population was all Integrated Inpatient ward at Haji Adam Malik General Hospital Medan. The subjects were 180 people chosen by consecutive sampling technique. RESULTS: The results showed that diabetes has a relationship with the prevalence of stroke (p < 0.05; CI = 95%). The risk of diabetes is 1,34 times higher than those without diabetes at Haji Adam Malik General Hospital Medan. CONCLUSION: Based on the results, the diabetic patient has a higher risk of incidence of stroke. Excellent control for diabetic patients will prevent them from stroke and any complication.