If you or someone you know and Love has Diabetes and \ or Smokes please read this and click on the link to see the video !
When you smoke, you:
Decrease HDL (good) cholesterol in your blood, raising your risk of a heart attack.
May trigger a blood clot to form. A clot may either further narrow the blood vessel or completely block it. This damage can worsen foot ulcers and lead to blood vessel disease and leg and foot infections.
Increase the risk for developing insulin resistance, a condition in which the body doesn't efficiently use the insulin it produces. Insulin resistance predisposes a person to both diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
If you have diabetes, smoking is even worse because you're:
More likely to get nerve damage and kidney disease.
Three times more likely than nonsmokers are to die of cardiovascular disease.
More likely to raise your blood sugar level, making it harder to control your diabetes.
How to quit ( It's not easy, but necessary )
You know smoking is bad for you — and you've probably read everything under the sun about quitting smoking — but where do you start ?
Helen Dumski, R.D., L.D., and director of the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland, suggests taking on one bad habit at a time.
"If someone is newly diagnosed, the most important thing is for them to identify what they want to change first. The first move has to come from the smoker."
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