Progress on diabetic cerebrovascular diseases

  • Houguang Zhou Department of Geriatric Neurology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University
  • Xiaoming Zhang Department of Geriatric Neurology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University
  • Jianfeng Lu University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keywords: Diabetes, Cerebrovascular diseases, Diabetic cerebral large vascular disease, Diabetic cerebral small vessel disease


Diabetic cerebrovascular diseases are defined as cerebral vascular diseases induced by diabetes with sugar, fat and a series of nutrient substance metabolic disorders, resulting in intracranial large and small vessel diseases. About 20%-40% patients with type 2 diabetes suffer from cerebral blood vessel diseases. Diabetic cerebrovascular diseases are the main causes of death in patients with diabetes mellitus. The major clinical manifestations are asymptomatic cerebral atherosclerosis, stroke, cerebral small vessel disease and acute cerebral vascular disease. The pathogenesis, clinical characteristics, treatment and prognosis of diabetic cerebrovascular disease are obviously different from non-diabetic cerebral vascular diseases. This paper will focus on the diabetic cerebrovascular disease, including its latest research progress. Diabetic cerebral large vascular disease and diabetic cerebral small vessel disease will be reviewed here.


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Progress on diabetic cerebrovascular diseases
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Zhou H, Zhang X, Lu J. Progress on diabetic cerebrovascular diseases. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2014Nov.9 [cited 2021Mar.4];14(4):185-90. Available from: