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Smoking Makes Diabetes Worse

Smoking Is Particularly Bad for Diabetes

I can summarize this little article in one quick sentence: Smoking is bad. In the general population, and particularly in patients with diabetes... Smoking is bad.

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause if avoidable death in the United States. Smoking plays a role in one out of every five deaths in the United States per year. Smoking is indeed bad.

Where the health of diabetic smokers is concerned, the statistics are even worse. There is an increased risk of premature death and the development of heart disease in patients who have diabetes and continue to smoke. There is also evidence that links cigarette smoking with microvascular disease (kidney and eye damage) in diabetes. Additionally, there is data that shows that smoking may actually play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes. Smoking is bad.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/21/2017

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