Progress on diabetic cerebrovascular diseases

Bosn J Basic Med Sci. 2014 Nov 9;14(4):185-90. doi: 10.17305/bjbms.2014.4.203.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Small Vessel Diseases / etiology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / classification
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications
  • Diabetic Angiopathies / classification
  • Diabetic Angiopathies / etiology*
  • Diabetic Angiopathies / therapy
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriosclerosis / etiology
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Stroke / etiology