Type Two Diabetes – You Should Not Smoke !
Those that smoke have a significantly higher chance of developing Type ii diabetes. Unfortunately, putting an end to the habit, means a truly higher chance of having to then have to deal with Diabetes 2 in the subsequent first couple of years after actually quitting. Research backs both of those statements. What can you get from that information? The first thing is if you do not smoke don’t take up the habit. The second thing to know is, even if you smoke, stop smoking. It is known, there is a risk of now developing diabetes (Diabetes 2) after you stop. However, the long-term damage of continuing to smoke usually outweighs the danger of developing diabetes if you quit.
One of the factors that may lead to increased chances of Diabetes after you quit smoking is weight gain. Many people drop the smoke habit and pick up the eating excessively habit instead. That leads to weight gain. Combined with the body’s exposure to the smoke for so many years, and the body may decide to go off the reservation. Those who quit smoking are 70% more likely to get the disease than those that never smoked. Medical science now knows that those smokers who do so for the greatest lengths and additionally gain the greatest weight are also the ones in all probability who will most likely to get the condition if and when they finally end smoking. So if you choose to quit, choose to exercise and manage your weight at the same time.
How does smoking affect the development of type 2 diabetes in the first place? While there is no definitive link established by research, it appears that something ingested while smoking helps exacerbate insulin resistance in patients. Insulin resistance happens when the cells in the body develop the need for more insulin to process a small amount of glucose. It leads to the development of diabetes. Smoking makes the insulin resistance worse and thus makes the diabetes worse. There is some evidence that it is a leading cause of the disease in some patients.
If you smoke, stop. If you get a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and you smoke, stop. If you don’t get a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and you smoke, stop. The message is stop. It will make the disease worse. It may lead to the development of it in the first place. Take no chances and get out while the getting is good. Your doctor can help you with a smoking cessation program. It is the best thing for your health in the long run.