If the level of 10.6 was a fasting level and she had associated symptoms of weight loss, tiredness, blurred vision,and was drinking excessively, then the diagnosis of diabetes was correct. Unfortunately the patients with diabetes are at higher risk for stroke, and also have other risks for stroke like hypertension and raised cholesterol. Regarding the weight loss, if it is not from the diabetes, i.e. it does not improve with the glucose being lowered, then she will need to be investigated for it.
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