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How does smoking affect my diabetes?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Smoking increases production of stress hormones (your body wants to fight the toxins you're inhaling).
Stress hormones cause increased glucose production ("fight or flight") which exacerbates diabetes. More importantly, smoking causes increased inflammation in your arteries. Diabetes does this too. So, now, you have double arterial inflammation - increasing heart attack & stroke risk.

In brief: See below

Smoking increases production of stress hormones (your body wants to fight the toxins you're inhaling).
Stress hormones cause increased glucose production ("fight or flight") which exacerbates diabetes. More importantly, smoking causes increased inflammation in your arteries. Diabetes does this too. So, now, you have double arterial inflammation - increasing heart attack & stroke risk.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Be a quiter!

The most important thing you can do for yourself is to stop smoking.
Think of diabetes as a vascular illness. It promotes clogging of your arteries and leads to heart attacks and strokes and peripheral vascular disease. Smoking greatly accelerates this process.

In brief: Be a quiter!

The most important thing you can do for yourself is to stop smoking.
Think of diabetes as a vascular illness. It promotes clogging of your arteries and leads to heart attacks and strokes and peripheral vascular disease. Smoking greatly accelerates this process.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Many ways

For example, the combination great increases your risk of heart disease.
The combo can greatly affect your circulation and lead to losing goes and amputations. It's a bad combo. :/.

In brief: Many ways

For example, the combination great increases your risk of heart disease.
The combo can greatly affect your circulation and lead to losing goes and amputations. It's a bad combo. :/.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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