Has anyone noticed a difference in their blood sugar levels since quitting smoking? If so were they higher or lower?
I haven’t had mine tested but did read quilting can affect it. Diabetics often have to have their doses altered as well as people with hypothyroidism. It makes sense to me that could be affected too. Good question for you doc or at least a nurse you can call on those help lines or thru your insurance. Maybe someone here has had experience with it. I’m fighting the thyroid thing.
Effect of cigarette smoking on the blood glucose level in normals and diabetics. - PubMed - NCBI
Seems that nicotine raises blood sugar, more markedly in diabetics.
For me, in all my quit attempts, my blood sugar drastically dropped on day 3 (2.5 days into the quit).
If you are quitting and you are a diabetic, the nicotine affects artificial increases; the assumption would be that without nicotine, your sugar would be lower (perhaps markedly so if you are a diabetic) .
I'm neither a doctor or a scientist; if the effects are drastic, consult with a physician as Gwenivere suggests. I'm not a diabetic either, but I know failing to manage it appropriately can have devastating effects.
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I suffered from low blood sugar and would feel like I was going to pass out. I am one of those that only eats at night. I discovered that one of the chemicals my body had gotten used to controlled my blood sugar levels. For the first month of my quit I ate something light in the morning and again around noon. Soon enough my body started creating its own and I’m back to just eating once a day which has always worked best for me....
Hope that helps!
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