From San Diego, California, USA:
How does smoking and second-hand smoke affect people with diabetes?
One of the biggest problems for people with diabetes is the dramatically increased risk of cardiovascular disease -- that is, disease of the heart and blood vessels. If you have diabetes, and especially if you have an increased lipid (fat) level in your blood, your chance of developing heart and blood vessel disease is dramatically increased above that of the general population. Smoking with diabetes raises your risk of cardiovascular disease even more. You can't prevent diabetes -- but you can stop smoking. There are many support groups, medications, methods that have been developed to assist with smoking cessation. Talk to your doctor about these various methods. If you have diabetes, stop smoking now -- don't wait until you are suffering from its ill effects.
Original posting 28 Dec 1999
Posted to Other
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:08
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.