Smoking & Diabetes


Research shows that smokers have high chances of developing type 2 diabetes. The chances increase with a number of cigarettes smoked per day whereas the non-smokers have less tendency to develop diabetes.

HOW SMOKING CONTRIBUTES TO DIABETES?

BY INFLAMMATION: Due to smoking, body cells are injured and get inflamed due to the chemicals  in cigarette smoke.

OXIDATIVE STRESS: The cigarette smoke combines with atmospheric oxygen as a result the body’s cells are injured

ABDOMINAL OBESITY: There is a direct association between smoking and abdominal obesity, which in turn causes blood sugar to go up.

Generally, people who smoke need higher doses of insulin than non-smokers. A smaller dose is not effective because it gets exposed to nicotine, reducing its efficacy.

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