The American Heart Association's 2-pg fact sheet explains how a stroke can cause death or long-term disability through loss of nerve cells, the warning signs and symptoms of a stroke, and how to distinguish a TIA from a stroke. It emphasizes the importance of getting immediate help in the event of a stroke. Includes tips for lowering the risk of strokes through healthier lifestyle choices.
This 2-pg handout from ADA explains what happens during a stroke and how people with diabetes are at higher risk. Discussed are stroke warning signs, how to lower one’s risk, calling 9-1-1 right away to get immediate treatment, TIAs, diagnosis, and long-term treatment. A story about a person with type 2 diabetes who had a stroke is included.
NIA's 4-pg guide on stroke emphasizes how to recognize the warning signs of this life-threatening condition and outlines preventive measures that lower one's chance of having a stroke. It describes the two major types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic, the health problems that can ensue, and how TIAs can be precursors to major, disabling strokes. Available in English and Spanish.