Smoking and weight

By weekseh Latest Reply 2011-05-25 12:23:12 -0500
Started 2011-05-24 23:03:21 -0500

I am diabetic of several years and quit smoking just under 2 months ago, most of the time it don't bother me, however, went to the dr's today and found out that not smoking is not only affecting my blood sugars but also my weighgt. That really sucks, so now what, got to find a way to get past all this. I don't change over night, it takes be a bit. Not sure what to do.

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weekseh 2011-05-25 12:02:31 -0500 Report

Yes my sugar went up, but been having small probs with it going up on me. Part of it turned out I got resistant to Lantus, now she has me on U-500 and is working better, but still up cause I know I am replacing cigs with food.

GabbyPA 2011-05-25 12:23:12 -0500 Report

It will take time. It is great that you have stopped smoking and that is a huge improvement. You can feel great about that and as long as the rest doesn't get on a run away train, you will do great.

GabbyPA 2011-05-25 11:54:39 -0500 Report

When you say it is affecting your blood it going up? I would think that it would go down unless you are replacing food for the cigarettes. My mom was smart, she used a toothpick. It was not really very lady like, but it was better than food and gum.

Harlen 2011-05-25 11:49:33 -0500 Report

I am with you .
I am quitting smoking and I see a little gain, not what I would like .
To quit smoking means to gain a little well then so be it I will just work out more and as I will be able to breath better that will work out I hope lol
Best wishes

jayabee52 2011-05-25 03:59:55 -0500 Report

Howdy Weekseh! WELCOME to DC!

CONGRATULATIONS on quitting smoking!

I'm glad you don't change overnight, as this condition called Diabetes is more like a marathon than a sprint. If you start out fast, you may burn yourself out. Just take it slow and steady.

You might want to discuss your diabetes care plan with your Dr and see what s/he suggests as a way to control your diabetes and your weight. I have found that eating a diabetic meal plan and following it closely and removing as many carbs as I am able, has melted off the weight. In December 2010 I was in the 210-215 range. Recently I am in the low 180s. Following a low carb lifestyle seems to be paying off for me in both the weight and the Blood glucsose number department.

If you want you can also get some weight loss tips on "Obesity Connect". Black band at the top, click on visit another community and select "obesity" from the drop down box and use the same login information you use to logon to DC. Many of the same people are there too, plus a few others.

Blessings to you and yours!