7 Reasons Why Smoking is Even More Dangerous for Diabetics

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Here are 7 reasons why mixing diabetes with smoking is a very bad idea:
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1) You will be more likely to get nerve damage (neuropathy). This is because smoking affects your blood circulation and that in turn means your nerve endings are not getting the nutrients they need. If this happens on the nerves in the feet can cause injury and infection and, if not taken care of properly, even amputation.

2) There is an increase in risk-double in fact - of you getting limited mobility in your joints. It's no fun trying to bend, climb stairs or lift something when you have painful joints.

3) Because of smoking you could develop kidney disease.

4) When you smoke increases your blood pressure. Increased blood pressure creates a real risk of heart disease.

5) Studies have shown that diabetes who smoke increase, 3-fold, the risk of dying of heart disease (cardiovascular).

6) By smoking you increase your blood sugar levels. This makes it harder to control your diabetes because your glucose levels can fluctuate quite dramatically. This, in turn, lead to other problems.

7) And also increases your cholesterol levels, which increases the risk of heart attack.

Even smoking - and passive smoking - have a seriously detrimental effect on the ABCs of diabetes management:

 A  1 C - measurement of your blood glucose for 3 months
 B  - Your blood pressure, which should be below 130/80
 C  - Your cholesterol levels. Includes LDL cholesterol, HDL, and triglycerides. Your LDL should be below 100. HDL levels should be above 40 (for men) and over 50 (women). Tryglycerides must be below 150.

And, of course, on top of which there is a proven risk of cancer!