Blood Clot to the Brain and Diabetes!

PRINCESS KIMBERLY
By PRINCESS KIMBERLY Latest Reply 2014-02-05 10:48:33 -0600
Started 2014-02-01 07:41:20 -0600

On Monday 1-27-14 I had a small blood clot go to my brain. I was wondering if this can because from Diabetes Or from my other medical problems? Maybe I'm silly for asking, but I was just wondering. Thanks for the input. Love and hugs.

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PRINCESS KIMBERLY
PRINCESS KIMBERLY 2014-02-05 10:48:33 -0600 Report

All this info. is very helpful thank you all. I am on the VGO INSULIN PUMP my A1C is 6.4 my BLOOD SUGAR is never over 142. I have been on PLAVIX for a long time. I have what they call STICKY BLOOD.(thick blood)

PRINCESS KIMBERLY
PRINCESS KIMBERLY 2014-02-03 02:00:11 -0600 Report

This is sad to hear about your TIA's. Hang in there with those. Thank you so much for the wonderful input. Love & hugs. God bless you.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-02-03 10:21:28 -0600 Report

It is something with which I have learned to live, but thank you for your kind words!

God's best to you and yours

James

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-02-02 01:24:24 -0600 Report

Howdy Kimberly
Yes People with diabetes (PWDs) can be prone to thickened blood, especially when the Blood Glucose (BG) level is high. I had been Dx'd with T2 in 1995. I had 3 "ministrokes" (TIAs) somewhere around Oct 2005 which affected my temperature senses on my right hand/arm and then I started having trouble walking and balancing in Dec 2005 and as I was a Certified Nurse Aide at the time I was unable to continue to do that and so became disabled. (don't know if that was from the previous 3 TIAs or I had others) I do know that I had another TIA sometime in 2009, but that didn't seem to cause any difficulties.

You may find this more easier to read and understand ~ http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-cond...

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-02-03 08:50:08 -0600 Report

Thank you Jaybee...I had no idea that there were so many issues with clotting and type 2 (specifically insulin resistant) I am going to be eating a lot more green veggies! So is this why my doctor put me on aspirin? He never told me this, just that he does it for all his type 2 patients. I thought it was more heart attack related, but never knew about blood clots.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-02-03 10:18:55 -0600 Report

You are most welcome Gabby! Yes that is the reason I want on a new blood thinner Aggrenox early in 2010 which has asprin as an ingredient in the compound..

in Nov 2010 I was admitted to the hospital with "coffee grounds" vomit. I had in the time I was taking Aggrenox developed a bleeding duodenal ulcer, I had bled out so much that I was given a transfusion of 6 U of blood to bring my system up to a safe level. On the same weekend a good lady friend died because she bled out (from a different NSAID I think) and died. That moved me to write this warning ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

I am not encouraging you not to take the asprin, just warning you to beware it could cause internal bleeding in you GI tract. Watch for black thick tarry stools (or even stools which are black and mixed with the normal brown which might tell you that you may be bleeding a little bit in your GI tract) and also the only symptom in my case ( which was due to my having some constipation) Black "coffee ground" emesis (vomiting)

God's best to you and yours

James

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-02-03 12:21:50 -0600 Report

poop watch noted. I just take the low dose is that enough to worry about? So I can clot or bleed out...bummer. The choice is kind of stinky.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-02-04 21:31:05 -0600 Report

Well if I remember correctly the Aggrenox contained only 5 grains (?) of asprin. That's not very much. and I took it only about 6 mos. I must be ultra sensitive to NSAIDs. You may well be OK because not everyone is sensitive to the effects. However I need to research some foods which have the thinning effect, so I might be able to imclude those in my menu

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-02-05 10:38:45 -0600 Report

Thanks for taking the time to look those up!

Because my Jem was on coumadin I knew some of those in the 1st link,

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-02-05 10:44:00 -0600 Report

My mom was on it too, before her surgery and I knew the greens, but I didn't know the other list and I don't understand why those things are not on the list of "do not eat" when on thinners??

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-01 12:36:41 -0600 Report

Hopefully you are recovering and doing well!
There are numerous reasons, that can cause blood clots. I believe only an expert can answer your question accurately and determine the actual cause. Diabetes under certain circumstances can increase the chances of stroke, blood clots, heart attacks etc. The best I can offer, is the following link that offers info from a reliable source. It does mention diabetes, and is worth the read, although a bit lengthy.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics...