A daily log about my ongoing see-saw battle with with diabetes, with some tips that I hope will help you as well.
Study Warns that Diabetics Who Smoke Are At A Much Higher Risk For Other health Problems, Including Heart Disease
fascinating new study says that diabetics who smoke might benefit far greater
from quitting smoking than a smoker who is otherwise healthy. The study says
that diabetics who smoke have been shown to be at a higher risk for heart
disease and other cardiovascular complications.
fact, the study authors say: “Active smoking is associated with significantly
increased risks of total mortality and cardiovascular events among diabetic
patients, while smoking cessation was associated with reduced risks compared to
current smoking. The findings provide strong evidence for the recommendation of
quitting smoking among diabetic patients.”
it might not be that smoking is necessarily worse for smokers than it is for
otherwise healthy adults.
example, UCSD chief of the division of global health, Dr. Wael Al-Delaimy,
comments that part of the problem might have something to do with the care
diabetes patients get.
an e-mail, Al-Delaimy told Reuters: “The physician caring for the diabetes
patient might be focusing on cardiovascular risk factors or diabetes
complications and diet and weight control while neglecting smoking as another
important risk factor.”
a diabetic generally has far more immediate health concerns than the habit of
smoking, particularly if they are not showing any symptoms of complications.
But a person without diabetes who is a smoker might simply get advice from
their doctor to quit smoking to improve health.
also notes, “If you are a patient suffering from diabetes and smoking
cigarettes, or if you know a family member, friend or anyone else who is
diabetic and smoking, there is still opportunity to substantially decrease
further complications and suffering or even early death by quitting smoking.”