Why Quitting Smoking is Essential in the Fight Against Diabetes


When you think of the risks of smoking, you may think of respiratory related issues such as emphysema or lung cancer. But did you know that smokers have a 30-40% higher chance of developing type 2 diabetes? And if you already have diabetes, smoking ups your odds for the development of many complications associated with the disease such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Poor circulation which can lead to nerve damage (neuropathy), poor wound healing, and possible amputations
  • Retinopathy (an eye disease that can cause blindness)

If you are a smoker and have diabetes or are at risk, stopping will greatly improve your overall health almost instantly.

To read the full article on why quitting smoking is essential in the fight against Diabetes, click this link.


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Erin Palinski-Wade, America’s Belly Fat Fighter, is a nationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert who has contributed her expertise to national media outlets such as The Doctors, The Early Show, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, Fitness, Consumer Reports, Chicago Tribune, and Prevention Magazine. She operates a private practice in NJ and frequently serves as a media spokesperson, nutrition consultant, and speaker. She is the author of multiple publications including the “2 Day Diabetes Diet”, “Belly Fat Diet For Dummies”, “Flat Belly Cookbook For Dummies” and is the featured expert on the #1 best-selling diabetes iPad App “Diabetes: What Now?”


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