Diabetes

SMOKING CAN LEAD TO DIABETES AND MAKE DIABETES HARDER TO CONTROL

 

Smoking increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 30 to 40 percent. Plus, it makes diabetes harder to control. Smoking decreases blood flow to legs and feet, which can lead to infections, sores and possible amputation. People who quit smoking have better control of their diabetes and insulin levels.

To see if you are at risk for pre-diabetes, visit https://doihaveprediabetes.org or http://choosehealth.utah.gov/your-health/health-conditions/diabetes/pre-diabetes.php.

You can find additional information about the link between smoking and diabetes at https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/diseases/diabetes.html.