Lets be clear and get straight to the point. Vaping isn’t harmful for diabetics IF they do NOT use nicotine. Vaping and Diabetes is an important subject that is searched a lot, so it’s important we have summarized a lot of what we have found and hope you find it helpful.
Ok now that’s out of the way, lets get down to why this is the case.
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that hinders the abilities of your pancreas to produce insulin. You need the hormone insulin to allow sugars to enter your blood stream and be transported throughout the body. Without insulin, the sugars build up in the blood vessels and block blood flow. This, obviously, is not a good thing.
Nicotine Vaping and Diabetes
There are thought to be a few causes of diabetes, one of which is tobacco smoke. This is because of the nicotine in the smoke. Nicotine is known to increase the risk of narrowing the arteries, making it difficult for blood to flow. It’s known that smokers with diabetes have a harder time controlling their blood sugar levels than non-smokers with diabetes.
The American Chemical Society did a study showing that nicotine was the main reason or blood sugar levels to increase in smokers with diabetes, subsequently increasing their risk of life-threatening complications such as kidney failure, heart attack, and nerve damage.’
A Dr’s Research.
Dr Xiao-Chiuan Liu from California State Polytechnic University exposed human blood cells to nicotine which increased the level of hemoglobin A1c (a measure of the blood sugar control). With a higher nicotine dose, the level of hemoglobin A1c also rose.
So, should you vape nicotine if you don’t have a diabetes? Well, the chances of vaping causing diabetes are very, very low, but that doesn’t mean you should do it. Vaping nicotine should only be done as a way to quit smoking cigarettes, with the eventual goal being to quit nicotine altogether.
Can you vape nicotine if you have diabetes? Sure, but it will only worsen the symptoms of diabetes. Should you? No. Is it better to vape nicotine than to smoke cigarettes if you have diabetes? Yes. Only because cigarettes have a whole host of other health issues associated with them.
Please make the right choice.
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