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Type 2 Smoking

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Altaf_7, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    This is an interesting page which discusses the effects of smoking on people with diabetes in relation to amputation, strokes and retinopathy. There is a graphic where you can see how the number of cigarettes per days affects the risk of retinopathy at different HbA1cs. There's also info about support to stop smoking. http://www.diabeticretinopathy.org.uk/prevention/smoking_and_diabetes.htm
     
  2. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Yes a recent study perports to have shown that it is the nicotine that does the damage as far as blood sugars are concerned so vaping is not a solution it would be best to give up all together easier said than done.

    Though my grandson who vapes constantly is now using E liquid with zero nicotine.

    I have decided that smoking is no longer an option for me and have set a date on which I will stop, I hasten to add that this is not a response to my grandsons constant nagging no really honestly it's not.
     
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  3. Pinkorchid

    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think we all agree smoking is not good for us or for anybody. I smoked for over 40 years and the day I was told I had high blood pressure and to stop smoking was the best thing I could do for my health... I had not got diabetes then. That was enough for me to give up and I never smoked another cigarette from that day that was 12 years ago. I never used any nicotine aids to do it just chewed normal gum as something for my mouth to do. It was far easier to stop than I had ever imagined it could be and I wished I had done it years before I just needed that incentive to make me do it which I had never really had before
     
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  4. darenu

    darenu Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    After smoking for the majority of the last 35 years, I switched to vaping about 3 months ago (more precisely while withdrawing from Tramadol). Recently started reducing nicotine level which was pretty easy. Then last week I mislaid my device on a taxi ride home and decided I wouldn’t bother with vaping anymore and it’s been pretty straightforward.

    I had tried vaping before but always just went back to the Marlboro Lights. This time tho, I also used a low strength patch for the first few weeks of vaping, which did seem to help.

    Never stop trying to give up!
     
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    My mother said, in 1979 " you have to do it sometime so why not do it now?" ie before it has done any more damage. I agree with that and did then, but still did not manage to give up myself till 2000. After umpteen attempts - probably at least 20 serious attempts. In my opinion it got more and more difficult as time went on. Nicotine is apparently far more addictive than heroin, though some say it does less damage. Awful drug. My very best wishes to anyone trying to stop. Good luck. And has been said above, don't give up giving up.
     
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  6. tom58

    tom58 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well over two thirds of the price of a packet of fags goes directly to the government in taxes. That was my main reason for giving up smoking many years ago. However, I did find that smoking would pick me up enough to go and eat or drink something sweet if my blood sugar was lower than 2.0. Has anyone else noticed this effect?
     
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    LouWilk059 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it apparently raises blood sugar.
     
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    I think you should write your aunt a letter telling her how you feel and why you want her to give up. Put in an envelope, write her name on the front, give it to her and leave her alone to read it. Maybe she doesn’t know how important it would be to you. Ask her to keep the letter somewhere were she can re-read it each time she wants another cigarette.
     
  9. Humma

    Humma Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Its bad for every part of you
     

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