Transcript: #DiabetesChat Twitter Event, October 13 2015


diabetesinfl We are so fortunate to have @maureensrn @mahodorowicz, @lorishemek @amypcampbell and @DietExpertNJ with us tonight #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj So excited to join tonights #DiabetesChat from NJ 🙂 #client
cdiabetesinfo We are so fortunate to have @maureensrn @mahodorowicz, @lorishemek @amypcampbell and @DietExpertNJ with us tonight #DiabetesChat
nutritionjill Please join in. #client #diabeteschat
maureensrn Thank you for the kind welcome! Delighted to be here. #DiabetesChat
laurenpincusrd Ready! Please join us with tips to quit smoking with diabetes. #client #diabeteschat
maureensrn Joining tonight from Murfreesboro, TN. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo We’re also glad to have @nutritionjill and @laurenpincusrd with us as well #Diabeteschat #stopsmokingchat
nutritionjill Glad to share imp info about diabetes. #client #diabeteschat
maureensrn Looking forward to hearing success stories from former smokers! #DiabetesChat
managediabetes Why should you stop smoking if you have diabetes and how can you quit? #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Additionally, @KellySMaas from Perrigo/Kirkland brands is here to answer questions about their products #diabeteschat #stopsmokingchat
diabetesinfl Make sure to follow @CDiabetesinfo @DiabetesINFL and all of our other hosts #DiabetesChat #stopsmokingchat
maureensrn Welcome @ KellySMaas. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Also remember to reply to @cdiabetesinfo. Use hashtag #DiabetesCHAT in your tweets and A1, A2, etc. to show what question you’re answering
maureensrn Also remember to reply to @cdiabetesinfo. Use hashtag #DiabetesCHAT in your tweets and A1, A2, etc. to show what question you’re answering
cdiabetesinfo Before we begin, introduce yourselves? Where is everyone from? #DiabetesChat #Stopsmokingchat
maureensrn Greetings from TN.Glad to be here. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE from Palos Heights, IL
laurenpincusrd HI everyone! I’m Lauren, an RD from NJ specializing in weight control, diabetes/prediabetes. #diabeteschat #ad
amypcampbell Tweeting from Massachusetts! Home of the Superbowl Champions! #DiabetesChat
maureensrn <- RN/CDE from TN #DiabetesChat
nutritionjill I’m RDN & CDE in VA. Also author of 21 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes & Your Heart. #client #DiabetesChat
lorishemek I’m from Dallas! 🙂 So great to be a part of the #DiabetesChat!!
dietexpertnj Hi! Im Erin a RD/CDE/CPT from NJ #DiabetesChat
bridgettxrd Hi there from El Paso, TX! #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Ok, let’s get started. #Diabeteschat #stopsmokingchat
thesusanirby Hi everyone! Susan from California. Recipe developer. Food healer. Fitness nutritionist. Author #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q1. Why is it important for people with diabetes and prediabetes to stop smoking? #DiabetesChat #stopsmokingchat
nutritionjill A1: Combo of smoking & diabetes more harmful than either alone. #client #DiabetesChat
laurenpincusrd A1: Smoking increases your risk for type 2 diabetes & once you have diabetes, smoking makes it harder to control #diabeteschat #client
nutritionjill A1: Smoking damages blood vessel lining, lowers HDL-good-cholesterol, increases blood pressure. #client #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj A1: Smoking increases the risk of developing diabetes by 30-40% #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj A1: Smoking increases heart disease risk, which is already elevated in those with diabetes #diabeteschat #client
nutritionjill A1: Smoking also decreases oxygen in the blood, increases blood clotting & modifies LDL-bad-cholesterol. #client #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Nicotine is big culprit for causing high blood sugar levels in smokers who have diabetes
laurenpincusrd Great reason to quit or not to start! #diabeteschat
amypcampbell A1: Smoking can also increase the risk of nerve damage and kidney disease. #DiabetesChat
nutritionjill A1: Smoking increases the risk of several diabetes complications including eye & kidney diseases. #client #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-1 Smoking causes further inflammation; constricts vessels, decreases blood flow. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat There are more than 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke…all harmful to health! Yikes!
nutritionjill A1: Smokers who quit have better blood sugar control. #client #DiabetesChat
lorishemek A1. The combination of smoking & diabetes can DOUBLE diabetes’s negative health effects such as heart problems. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat In lab study nicotine raised A1c level; the higher the nicotine dose, the more the A1c level rose
laurenpincusrd A1:Smokers with diabetes have higher risks for serious complications including heart disease, nerve damage,retinopathy & more #diabeteschat
amypcampbell And let’s not forget about the risk of many types of cancer as a result of smoking. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body, especially for people with diabetes
maureensrn A-1 Smoking increases risk of heart disease and stroke. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Smoking causes heart and artery disease which is no. 1 way people with diabetes meet their maker
maureensrn A-1 Cigarettes may contain up to 7000 chemicals. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Smoking can cause blockages & narrowing of arteries; means less blood & oxygen flow to heart & brain
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Hi blood sugar causes thicker blood which flows slower in body; means less oxygen to heart/brain. Smoking makes it worse
maureensrn Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in this country. #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell Nicotine can raise A1C levels by as much as 34%! #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat When cigarette use in U.S. decreased, so did heart disease rates
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Heart disease still is number one cause of death in US and number one cause of death in people with diabetes
iangertler @nutritionjill @CDiabetesInfo Smoking propels diabetic complications, but EVERYONE needs to quit! #diabeteschat #T1D @RNImagineer @ErikOtto2
laurenpincusrd Let’s not forget about the damage that secondhand smoke does to those around us. Smoking damages not only the smoker #diabeteschat
bridgettxrd Not to mention all the dangerous #chemicals in smoke–including 2nd and 3rd hand–for #pregnant women. #diabeteschat
eatrightmama Not to mention all the dangerous #chemicals in smoke–including 2nd and 3rd hand–for #pregnant women. #diabeteschat
themamamaven @MaureenSRN That is so scary. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Other diabetes complications from smoking: vision loss, blindness and nerve damage
nutritionjill Oh my goodness. Indeed, yes! #client #diabeteschat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Other diabetes complications from smoking: cataracts and macular degeneration
laurenpincusrd If only, wouldn’t that be wonderful?? #diabeteschat #client
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Re: cancer, people with diabetes are at high risk of, and smoking increases risk all the more. Ugh!
cdiabetesinfo Q2. There are many smoking cessation products available at Costco. How do I know which is best for me? #DiabetesChat #stopsmokingchat
maureensrn A-2 Talk with your pharmacist, doctor and insurance plan to find right product for you. #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell A2: Your Costco pharmacist can help you choose the right products to help you stop smoking. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-2 Ascertain any health issues that prevent use of NRT #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj A2: It is best to speak to your doctor about what smoking cessation methods are right for you #DiabetesChat #client
lorishemek A2. A Costco pharmacist can help you determine/customize what is best for you – don’t be afraid to ask. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-2 Personal preference on NRT- gum,lozenges, patches. Make your choice user friendly. #DiabetesChat
nutritionjill A2: Doctor & pharmacist can help u pick smoking cessation product. #client #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-2 Always check with your insurance for cost effective treatment options. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Also ask people you trust which products worked well for them.
cdiabetesinfo Q3. I’ve tried to quit before, but I can’t deal with the nicotine cravings? Can I substitute food instead? #DiabetesChat #stopsmokingchat
nutritionjill A3: Many ppl suck on cinnamon sticks-spice, not candy-instead of smoking. #client #diabeteschat
laurenpincusrd A3: You can sub food but stick to healthy options like raw vegs/fruit, unsalted nuts, popcorn, low sugar cereals & yogurt #diabeteschat #ad
nutritionjill A3: Subbing food for cigarettes is surefire way to watch weight go up. #client #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj A3: Substituting food for smoking can lead to weight gain & impaired glucose control #DiabetesChat #client
amypcampbell A3: Crunch on celery, cuke or carrot sticks – low cal and low carb! #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-3 tricky question. Preplan strategies. Healthy snacks /portion control. #DiabetesChat
laurenpincusrd That’s a great tip! #diabeteschat #client
nutritionjill A3: Most ppl have many quitting attempts. Keep trying to give up tobacco! #client #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-3 Plan carefully- quite possible for 7-10 lb weight gain. #DiabetesChat
lorishemek A3. Food alone is not the route you want to rely on. Support from Kirkland’s Quit 2 = success. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat The gum control product gives you something to do with your mouth; need that when cigs not in your mouth!
diabetesinfl Kirkland Sig. Quit 2mg Gum can help control your nicotine cravings. Get it at Costco #DiabetesChat #Stopsmokingchat
weddinggownslim A3: Nicotine patch and gum helps the cravings. #diabeteschat
amypcampbell @Nickabetic @verylightnosuga #diabetesChat
maureensrn A-3 Smoking is a behavior that is multifaceted. Preplan your quit date. Change your environment. #DiabetesChat
bridgettxrd Wondering if any of the #NRT can be safety used by #pregnant women? Such a great time to quit! #diabeteschat
iangertler @LaurenPincusRD Two of my grandparents weren’t diabetics, but smoking contributed to their deaths. Biased, but smoking sucks! #diabeteschat
maureensrn A-3 Plan to quit smoking AND plan to change daily habits around smoking as well #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Patches can be very discreet…a good thing, right?
lorishemek A3. Eat regular meals to Exercise is key. avoid blood sugar crashes & kick junk foods, sugar, white flour to the curb. #diabeteschat
themamamaven It took a heart attack before my father quit smoking. He’s lucky he survived. #diabeteschat
laurenpincusrd I’m with you, Ian! Smoking killed my grandfather, I’ve never touched one, ever! #diabeteschat #client
themamamaven He had no choice. He was diagnosed with Diabetes soon after that. #Diabeteschat
laurenpincusrd So sorry and very sad. #diabeteschat #client
maureensrn A-3 Smoking is often associated with “social events & drinking”. Plan accordingly to change lifestyles. #DiabetesChat
bridgettxrd So true–lots of #college kids start smoking this way unfortunately! #diabeteschat
amypcampbell @BridgetTxRD Check this out: #diabeteschat
amypcampbell @Nickabetic You’re welcome! Hope it helps. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Can substitute with low/zero calorie foods like sugar-free gum, SF hard candies, raw veggies, fresh fruit
cdiabetesinfo .@themamamaven so glad he stopped Nancy #diabeteschat

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bridgettxrd Q3 Planned #veggie snacks are important to avoid weight gain when quitting smoking. #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo .@BridgetTxRD what #veggies snacks do you suggest Bridget #diabeteschat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Try drinking more sugar free soda and other fluids…no wt gain and can curb nicotine cravings (those nasty monsters!)
iangertler @LaurenPincusRD My grandma was diagnosed with lymphoma & given 6 months; battled 11 1/2 years, but didn’t stop smoking. *sigh* #diabeteschat
dietexpertnj Im sorry to hear that! #DiabetesChat #client
cdiabetesinfo Q4. Do smoking cessation products like nicotine patches affect my blood sugar levels? #DiabetesChat #Stopsmokingchat
maureensrn A-4 Label reading very important. Check to see if gum and lozenges have sugar base to them.#DiabetesChat
laurenpincusrd A4: Yes, they can. But quitting smoking is the most important thing. Wean off as quickly as possible. #diabeteschat #client
lorishemek A4. Smoking cessation products can be safely used by people with diabetes. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-4 Again, always check with pharmacist /doctor as to which products are best for your plan of care. #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell A4: NRT products could affect BG levels, but much better than smoking! Check your BG levels often! #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj A4: Read labels carefully. Some products can contain added sugars- speak to ur HCP about how they may impact u #DiabetesChat #client
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat It’s OK to fail….need to get back on that horse! It’s SO worth it!
cdiabetesinfo Q5. Will I gain weight when I quit smoking? #DiabetesChat #stopsmokingchat
nutritionjill A5: This was topic of my grad research. Most weight gain occurs immediately & ends after 6 months. 10# on average. #client #diabeteschat
laurenpincusrd A5: On average, people gain 10 lbs from quitting smoking due to increased food intake & decreased metabolism without nicotine. #diabeteschat
dietexpertnj A5: Stopping smoking itself will not lead to weight gain, but replacing smoking with food can #DiabetesChat #client
dietexpertnj A5: Work with a dietitian to help you manage food cravings & emotional eating to prevent wt gain #DiabetesChat #client
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Remember that Abe Lincoln ran for political office 12x and lost. 13th time was a BIG winner! KEEP TRYING!
laurenpincusrd Great advice 😉 #diabeteschat #client
maureensrn A-5 Same info found- possible weight gain after stopping smoking up to 10 pounds. #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell A5: You might gain a few pounds when you quit but you’ll gain way more in terms of health! #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj Great point! Planning to cut 100 calories/day & walking 10min can cancel out these effects #DiabetesChat #client
maureensrn A-5 Weight gain often due to other lifestyle behaviors that were not changed along the way. #DiabetesChat
iangertler @DietExpertNJ Thanks, Erin … I appreciate it. I really hope we can make an impact on people to abandon it. Smoking = death. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Nicotine patch makers suggest that smokers use patches of progressively lower strengths as weaning off from cigarettes
maureensrn A-5 Smokers need to preplan, get support group, prepare food and decrease stress. #DiabetesChat
kellysmaas @BridgetTxRD Nicotine replacement is not intended for anyone who is pregnant or breast-feeding #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-5 Alot of former smokers report daily weighing to keep weight gain “at the curb”. #DiabetesChat
bridgettxrd Yes! It’s all about planning for any #behavior change #diabeteschat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Some doctors recommend using each strength for 2 to 4 wks; with 3-step program, people stay on product only 6-12 wks
maureensrn A-5 Smokers can also journal to see what triggers “the need to smoke”and change those situations. #DiabetesChat
lorishemek A5. Without additional support such as gradual reduction support, excess eating is common and thus weight gain. #DiabetesChat
diabetesproject Nothing good about smoking. The road to a healthy life style begins with diet, exercise, meds & so important to stop smoking #DiabetesChat
kellysmaas Nicotine Replacement Therapy is not intended for anyone who is pregnant or breast-feeding #DiabetesChat @CDiabetesinfo @BridgetTxRD
maureensrn A-5 Make a conscious effort to lower calorie intake and bump up activity…burn “stress” off as well #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Q6. How can I prevent weight gain after I quit? #Diabeteschat #stopsmokingchat
laurenpincusrd A6: Exercise more! Studies show people who exercise while quitting gain much less weight, & are 2X as likely to kick the habit #diabeteschat
nutritionjill A6: Subjects in my research gained little or no weight when they added healthy eating 2 their smoking cessation plan #client #diabeteschat
dietexpertnj A6: When the desire to smoke hits, replace it with a healthy habit such as exercising or drinking water #DiabetesChat #client
dietexpertnj A6: If appetite increases aim to fill ur plate ½ way with vegetables at each meal to boost fullness w limited calories #DiabetesChat #client
nutritionjill A6: More in my book 21 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes & Your Heart. #client #diabeteschat
maureensrn A-6 Celebrate every little success along the way. #DiabetesChat
laurenpincusrd And keep it positive! Great advice. RT @MaureenSRN A-6 Celebrate every little success along the way. #DiabetesChat
laurenpincusrd A6: Keep your mouth busy with sugar-free hard candies, gum or Tic Tacs. Crunch on carrots, raw vegs and stay hydrated! #diabeteschat #ad
dietexpertnj A6: Focus on building metabolism w strength training at least 2x per week as well #DiabetesChat #client
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat You main gain wt if you substitute cigs for high sugar, high fat, high calorie foods
amypcampbell A6: Keep busy – exercise, take up a hobby, chew gum, keep healthy foods on hand. #DiabetesChat
bridgettxrd Great advice for anyone with goal of #weightloss! #diabeteschat
maureensrn A-6 Be prepared for withdrawal symptoms- anxiety, irritability. #DiabetesChat
nutritionjill A6: Try sugarless gum, real stick of cinnamon, avoid triggers like taking work breaks w/smokers. #client #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Weight gain is not a slam dunk…can take steps to avoid or reduce!
maureensrn A-6 Engage a strong support group for this project. #DiabetesChat
diabetesproject My mom quit smoking, cold turkey, after 54 years of Pall Malls and lived 30 more years. It can be done. #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj That’s wonderful! #DiabetesChat #client
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Why is weight gain common? You want to put something else in your mouth as a substitute!
bridgettxrd Got to run, but thanks for all the useful info! #diabeteschat
maureensrn A-6 Prepare your surroundings. Get rid of matches, cigarettes, ash trays etc. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Why is weight gain common? Can smell & taste food better; hi flavor sugary & fatty foods are very attractive
maureensrn A-6 Plan healthy snacks for when the urge hits to eat. #DiabetesChat
lorishemek A6. Exercise is key. Strength training is key = improved insulin sensitivity. #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell Make drinking water your habit, not smoking! #DiabetesChat
weddinggownslim A6: plan to sub other behaviors before you quit; drink water, call a friend, take a walk, knit #diabeteschat @CDiabetesInfo
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Why is weight gain common? Metabolism Nicotine increase metabolic rate so u burn calories faster
maureensrn A-6 Take up new hobbies where smoking is unrealistic- like SWIMMING. #DiabetesChat
nutritionjill Great to share success stories!! #client #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat People who quit miss habit of lighting cigarette, putting it to mouth, so turn to food for “oral gratification”
cdiabetesinfo .@diabetesproject That’s a success story #diabeteschat
laurenpincusrd Infused water especially like lemon/lime, get some Vitamin C in there 🙂 #diabeteschat #client
nickabetic @amypcampbell So nicotine raises hba1c levels, but not necessarily glucose levels, which actually causes the harm? #Diabeteschat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Brush teeth frequently through the day. When mouth is fresh & clean, you may have less of urge to smoke!
amypcampbell @LaurenPincusRD So good! Cucumbers in water = refreshing! #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Avoid crash diets; quitting is tough enough without adding stress of extreme dieting!
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Don’t make wt a make-or-break issue; tell yourself it’s OK if small amount wt is gained; don’t be too tough on yourself
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Stay busy to distract yourself from smoking; fill your day with things to do that don’t involve eating
maureensrn A-6 Smokers usually have a lifestyle ; need to address all areas of daily life and adjust triggers. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Q7. I don’t smoke, but my spouse/partner does? Can that affect my diabetes? #DiabetesChat #stopsmokingchat
nutritionjill A7: Secondhand smoke causes more than 22,000 premature deaths yearly from blood vessel disease, says AHA. #client #DiabetesChat
laurenpincusrd A7: Compared to nonsmokers, people exposed to secondhand smoke have a higher measure of insulin resistance #diabeteschat #client
dietexpertnj A7: Yes secondhand smoke can damage health and increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes #DiabetesChat #client
bobchoat Hi All! I used to give hypnotic suggestions along with changing diet in #StopSmoking sessions. Usually in 6 sessions or less. #DiabetesChat
laurenpincusrd A7: There is no risk-free level of second hand smoke: See this from the @CDCgov: #diabeteschat #client
nutritionjill So true! Thanks for sharing Lauren. #client #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell @Nickabetic Nicotine raises blood glucose, as well as A1C. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Keep your health in perspective; if u do gain wt, don’t let it derail efforts. Quitting smoking can add years to your life
lorishemek A7. Secondhand smoke is linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo .@LoriShemek A very saddening fact Lori about secondhand smoke #diabeteschat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Those few extra lbs can mean years of good health instead of being disabled from smoking. Extra lbs are small price to pay!
amypcampbell A7: Even secondhand smoke can raise the risk of T2DM. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Take steps to get healthier BEFORE quitting smoking: helps prevent wt gain & makes quitting much easier!
dietexpertnj Such a great point! #DiabetesChat #client
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Pre-Quitting Get Healthy Step 1: Sneak in exercise a little bit every day! A little goes a LONG way!
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Pre-Quitting Get Healthy Step 2: Sneak in healthier foods a little every day. A little goes a LONG way!
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Pre-Quitting Get Healthy Step 3: Sneak in relaxation a little every day. A little goes a LONG way!
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Pre-Quitting Get Healthy Step 4: Plug into emotional outlet daily to reduce stress: read, meditate, listen to music, play
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Pre-Quitting Get Healthy Step 5: Fix/reduce what’s bugs u:clutter, grudge, messy closet, bad relationship, dirty fridg
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Pre-Quitting Get Healthy Step 6: Get more of Gratitude Attitude! What r u grateful for? Why do u want long life?
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Pre-Quitting Get Healthy Step 7: See a diabetes educator for tons more proven ways to get your diabetes healthy
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Pre-Quitting Get Healthy Step 8: Join diabetes support group to friend, share, talk w others can be key to quitting
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Pre-Quitting Get Healthy Step 9: Buy less cigarettes and keep less in house, car, job….less is more…more health!
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat LAST Pre-Quitting Get Healthy Step 10: Ask yourself “WHO would benefit if I quit?” Spouse, child, parent? VERY important!
cdiabetesinfo .@mahodorowicz Great steps Mary Ann! #diabeteschat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat VERY important to take the 10 PRE-QUITTING HEALTHY STEPS first!
maureensrn A-7 Research-> 2nd hand smoke attributed to 41,000 deaths annually.( #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-7 Having a smoker in the house can increase everyone health risks. time for an intervention. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Q8. I smoke when I’m stressed. What can I do instead? #Diabeteschat #stopsmokingchat
nutritionjill A8: Stress management is important part of plans for diabetes, smoking cessation, overall wellness. #client #DiabetesChat
laurenpincusrd A8: Exercise helps reduce stress as does meditation! Find a good book, hobby, play with the dog, something to distract you #diabeteschat #ad
nutritionjill A8: American Cancer Society suggests picking a quit date to ready yourself, speak to doctor, find support. #client #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell A8: Yoga, deep breathing, meditation – all reduce stress! #DiabetesChat
chef_angelwings #DiabetesChat I’m doing a presso on gestational diabetes & fast food consumption today cohort study been going since 1999 great journal pce
dietexpertnj A8: Practice stress management techniques such as exercise, deep breathing, yoga, & meditation #DiabetesChat #client
laurenpincusrd So important for quitting smoking and overall stress management throughout life. #diabeteschat #client
lorishemek A8. Add foods rich in synthesizing Serotonin (your ‘happy transmitter’) such as salmon = feelings of well-being and calm. #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell 20 minutes after quitting smoking: heart rate and blood pressure drop. #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell 12 hours after quitting smoking: carbon monoxide levels in blood drop to normal! #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-8 Stress & smoking go hand in hand for some. Time to assess for new ways to cope with stress.#DiabetesChat
laurenpincusrd Yes. Support and accountability are key. Find someone to help you. #diabeteschat #client
bobchoat @MaureenSRN Exactly! Lifestyle and who we associate with most often will affect whether we smoke or not. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-8 Stress busters- GET ACTIVE. Try new activities. Set new goals. Get family support. Counseling if needed. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-8 Smoking cessation may change your friend and support circle. Plan accordingly. #DiabetesChat
laurenpincusrd Fantastic idea! Find new friends lol! #diabeteschat #client
maureensrn A-8 Destress with other nonsmokers; join support groups, take up hobbies that dont foster smoking. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-8 Focus on the win win benefit of smoking- healthy life, longevity, less stress. $$ savings. #DiabetesChat
bobchoat A8: Engaging in mindfulness will help in reducing stress and stimulate the vagus nerve to reduce inflammation. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Remember to always get adequate SLEEP! When too tired, cravings can take over (those nasty monsters!)
laurenpincusrd Absolutely! The importance of sleep is overlooked but critical! #diabeteschat #client
bobchoat A8: Deep breathing also reduces stress. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-8 Stress busters for smokers trying to stop- whats the best advice yove heard? #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-8 Former smoker took up knitting/ crocheting…couldnt smoke while doing her now favorite activity #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell @MaureenSRN Keeping your hands busy really helps! #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-8 Another former smoker took up training for 5K…needed better lung capacity quit smoking. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-8 Excellentpoint on journaling. Keep a food and activity and stressor journal. Identify the tempting situations to avoid. #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj Journals can be such powerful tools & so simple! Love this! #DiabetesChat #client
cdiabetesinfo Q9. I smoke, but I am healthy overall. What are my chances of developing diabetes? #Diabeteschat #Stopsmokingchat
dietexpertnj A9: Smoking alone can increase your risk by as much as 30-40% even with no other risk factors #DiabetesChat #client
laurenpincusrd A9: Smokers are 30–40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers, so you are at incrased risk.#diabeteschat #client
nutritionjill A9: All smokers are at increased risk of developing heart disease & various cancers. #client #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj Amazing fact! #DiabetesChat #client
nutritionjill A9: Smokers are 30-40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. #client #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell A9: The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher the risk of developing T2DM. #DiabetesChat
laurenpincusrd How is smoking related to diabetes: #diabeteschat #client @CDCgov
nutritionjill A1: 1 year after quitting smoking, heart disease risk is cut in ½ #client #DiabetesChat
lorishemek A9. Smoking can increase blood sugar levels and lead to insulin resistance..diabetes. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Preparation, preparation, preparation! Did I say that enough times?? LOL!
nutritionjill Why Smoke Free Matters. Chapter 16. #client #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj LOL I dont think it can ever be said too much 🙂 #DiabetesChat #client
amypcampbell To keep you on track, remind yourself of reasons why you’re quitting! #DiabetesChat
weddinggownslim yes! You need to swap ur smoking break friends to the walkers while at workplace! @CDiabetesInfo #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A9 Altho no direct relationship for smoker to become DM, risk increases 30-40% d/t inflammation and lifestyle. #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat People who need people are the luckiest people in the world! So GET SUPPORT!
maureensrn A-9 Inflammatory changes form smoking affect all disease processes. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-9 Encourage healthy behaviors for you and your loved ones. Live your BEST life; lower risk factors. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-9 Smoking increases risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-9 29.1 million diabetes in America. 86million prediabetes. Know your risk; know your #s. Get checked. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A-9 Too many lives lost to bad behaviors. Encourage and support those trying to quit. Worth the effort. #DiabetesChat
bobchoat A9: It all comes down to lifestyle choices we make. Be mindful of them. Use a journal to help with self-awareness. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Q10. Where can I go for more information about smoking cessation products? #DiabetesChat #stopsmokingchat
amypcampbell For more support, join an online smoking cessation support group – you’re not alone! #DiabetesChat
diabetesproject There are no negatives to quitting smoking. #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj So true! #DiabetesChat #client
diabetesinfl For a customized stop smoking plan, support tools to aid your efforts, product usage tracking go #diabeteschat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Yes! There is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure; even brief exposure can be harmful to health
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Since 1964, about 2,500,000 nonsmokers have died from health problems caused by exposure to secondhand smoke
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Secondhand smoke can cause heart and artery disease and stroke…#1 cause of death for people with diabetes
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Secondhand smoke caused about 34,000 heart disease deaths each year during 2005–2009 among adult nonsmokers in US
lorishemek A10. For more information read Quitting Smoking: A Costco Pharmacist’s Story. Reach out to support groups. #DiabetesChat.
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Secondhand smoke caused lung cancer deaths each year during 2005–2009 among adult nonsmokers in US
amypcampbell Quitting smoking at any age gives you back years of life! Don’t delay: Quit today! #DiabetesChat
lovemywiferose @CDiabetesInfo A10 at a health centre or your family physician is a great place to start #DiabetesChat #stopsmokingchat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Got kids and babies in a smoking house? Reason enough to ditch secondhand smoke!
bobchoat @MaureenSRN My father passed away in 1983 due to complications of multiple strokes that year. Heavy smoker! #DiabetesChat
diabetesinfl Any last questions for our experts @cdiabetesinfo or @DiabetesINFL? #DiabetesCHAT #stopsmokingchat
lorishemek You do have the power within you to quit. #diabeteschat
lovemywiferose @CDiabetesInfo A10 Also your local pharmacy is another great place to look #DiabetesChat #stopsmokingchat
cdiabetesinfo @DiabetesINFL Correct info here: For customized stop smoking plan, support tools to aid your efforts: #diabeteschat
weddinggownslim Good to know for my smoking cessation clients at wellness center at NYLife. #DiabetesChat @CDiabetesInfo
lorishemek You do have the power within you to quit smoking. #diabeteschat
laurenpincusrd Totally, when you breathe better it’s easier to exercise! #diabeteschat #client
nutritionjill Great suggestions. #client #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Sneak in exercise every day…a little goes a LONG way!
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Sneak in relaxation a little every day. A little goes a LONG way!
cdiabetesinfo Keep following us on Twitter and let us know about your #diabetes questions @cdiabetesinfo #DiabetesCHAT
primetimeparent .@MaureenSRN As a kid I took my mom’s cigarettes and broke them in half #diabeteschat
christyschomp Excellent advice! #diabeteschat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Plug into emotional outlet daily to reduce stress: read, meditate, listen to music, watch TV, play, call friend, journalize
amypcampbell Fruits, vegetables, milk and juice made cigarettes taste lousy in one study! More reason to eat healthfully! #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Fix/reduce what bugs u: clutter, old grudge, messy closet, bad relationship, bad job, dirty fridge
laurenpincusrd The power of food! #diabeteschat #client
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Get more of a Gratitude Attitude! What are you grateful for? Why do you want long life? Write it down! Look at it. SMILE!
diabetesinfl For a first-hand account read Quitting Smoking: A Costco Pharmacist’s Story #DiabetesChat #stopsmokingchat
primetimeparent .@nutritionjill If only more people could quit #diabeteschat #stopsmokingchat
cdiabetesinfo For a first-hand account read Quitting Smoking: A Costco Pharmacist’s Story #DiabetesChat #stopsmokingchat
maureensrn A-10 Always support those trying to quit. Many slip ups MAY occur along the way. This is a very hard addiction to tackle. #DiabetesChat
primetimeparent .@mahodorowicz what a great idea#diabeteschat #stopsmokingchat
maureensrn I find pointing out the financial saving potential to be a good motivator. Smoking costs too much! #DiabetesChat
laurenpincusrd Excellent point. Smoking is EXPENSIVE! #diabeteschat #client

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amypcampbell Talking to your doctor about smoking increases the chances that you’ll quit. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Thank you to @maureensrn @mahodorowicz, @lorishemek @amypcampbell and @DietExpertNJ for your expertise #DiabetesChat #Stopsmokingchat
maureensrn Its been a pleasure to share this hour with you. Thank you all for your input. #DiabetesChat
lorishemek When you quit smoking..your health begins to change immediately! It just snowballs after that and gets better and better! #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj Thank you for having me! Such a terrific & informative conversation! #DiabetesChat #client
primetimeparent .@mahodorowicz I am going to do this #diabeteschat #stopsmokingchat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat What about kissing? Good reason to use products at Costco to reduce cigs! MORE KISSING! YES! Works for me!
diabetesinfl We’d also like to thank @nutritionjill and @laurenpincusrd for adding your insights today #Diabeteschat #stopsmokingchat
laurenpincusrd It’s a pleasure to share such important info. Thanks for having me! #diabeteschat #client
nutritionjill Happy to be here to support people trying to quit smoking. #client #DiabetesChat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat Remember what we used to say in college? Who wants to kiss an ashtray! LOL! You CAN stop! Get those products and ask RPh!
cdiabetesinfo Thank you also to our sponsors Perrigo/Kirkland brands, Costco and @KellySMaas for joining us tonight #diabeteschat #stopsmokingchat
maureensrn Check with your local pharmacist and doctor, as well as national efforts on smoking cessation. Lots of help available. #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell Great conversation tonight! Hope this helps a lot of people stop smoking! #DiabetesChat
lorishemek Thank you for having me! What an amazing informative chat! It’s been an honor. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Craving control support with Kirkland Sig. Quit 2mg Gum from Costco. Free shipping #Diabeteschat #stopsmokingchat
primetimeparent .@amypcampbell My grandfather lost his life to lung cancer. He always had a cigarette in his hand #diabeteschat
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat And always REWARD yourself when you have been successful! And I don’mean kiss a toad!
mahodorowicz #DiabetesChat What REWARDS appeal to you? I LOVE jewelry!
bobchoat I love all the answers from the experts! And those parents in on the #DiabetesChat your children will emulate what you do. #NoSmoking
maureensrn Thank you also to our sponsors Perrigo/Kirkland brands, Costco and @KellySMaas for joining us tonight #diabeteschat #stopsmokingchat
cdiabetesinfo Good night everyone! We hope to see you again next time. #Diabeteschat #stopsmokingchat
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