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Type 2 Smoking

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by taxi lee, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. taxi lee

    taxi lee Type 2 · Member

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    Hey all.. Just wondered if anyone else has managed to bring levels down without giving up smoking.. Just read that it's hard without doing so.. now I've stopped drinking.. gave up all sugary foods.. smoking is my only vice.. I know I need to give up but one step at a time.. has anyone manage to bring levels down whilst still smoking..
    Many thanks taxi lee
     
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  2. Jo_the_boat

    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You've heard it countless time before, but you really should pack in.
    Take this opportunity to turn things around once and for all.
    Me and many others have done a lot of damage.
    Try vaping to start with?
     
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  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I didn't think smoking directly influenced blood sugar levels. I thought diabetics had to quit even more urgent than non-diabetics because smoking and diabetes gives you an XXL risk of problems with heart and blood vessels.
     
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  4. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    It seems nicotine can raise blood sugar levels I do smoke and have still brought my BS under control. But am definitely going to try packing it in again hopefully for good this time.
     
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  5. paulus1

    paulus1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    mate you need to stop it shoots the risks way up. vapping as some said is a good first step. you can get lots of support if you choose.
     
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  6. taxi lee

    taxi lee Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks all.. yes I know I need to stop.. and plan on doing so.. Just one step at a time.. getting used to no alcohol and low carbs has taken getting used too.. so quiting is next on the agenda
     
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  7. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    If you Google stopping smoking + blood sugar levels you will find evidence that stopping smoking actually causes a rise in BS levels even when there is no weight gain and the diet remains the same. It could be something to do with the nicotine withdrawal causing stress on the body.
     
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  8. mushmonster

    mushmonster Don't have diabetes · Member

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    Yes, it doesn't affect blood sugar levels directly but it does indirectly. I have never known anybody who managed to take their blood sugar levels under control without not giving it up. Just take your chance and give it up now :)
     
  9. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    I just said that's what I have done so you know of at least one me.
     
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  10. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I have too, but I'm on insulin so no fair play :p And yes, I want to quit, but I'm not ready quite yet :(
     
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  11. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Me too. In process of giving up (my way). Gently, gradually, no cold turkey. Doing very well at present.
     
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