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Smoking

‚ÄčTalk to your doctor or pharmacist if you smoke. Your healthcare team needs to know you smoke, even if you do not plan to quit.

Smoking is more of a danger for people with diabetes than others. Smoking raises your blood sugar and damages your arteries. If you have diabetes already, your arteries are at major risk.

There are many resources that can help you reduce how much you smoke and quit. Resources include:

  • nicotine replacement such as patches, gum and candies
  • medicines to lower your withdrawal symptoms and cravings
  • quitting smoking programs online or in person

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you smoke. Your healthcare team needs to know you smoke, even if you do not plan to quit.

Last Reviewed: 10/22/2016