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Former Smokers with Diabetes May Have Difficulties Controlling Blood Sugar

Reuters reports a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests that although quitting smoking has numerous health benefits, diabetics who quit the habit may find it difficult to control their symptoms.  The initial blood sugar increase may be related to dietary changes and weight gain associated with smoking cessation. One doctor suggested that in order to minimize the risk of rising blood sugar levels, diabetic smokers should develop healthy dietary and exercise habits before they quit and then consider taking medication to control nicotine cravings as well as blood sugar levels for after they stop smoking.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.