Diabetic Must Quit Smoking, Oh My!

Discussion created by Cherylcat54 on Aug 29, 2020
Latest reply on Sep 4, 2020 by sweetplt

Hi everyone. Newbie here. Smoker for 50 years  with successful bouts of quitting here and there - longest run: 5 years. The effects of smoking have been pounding on the door for awhile (denial!), but I was recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Smoking has a dramatic effect on my blood sugar, I need to LOSE 30 pounds and stop smoking NOW. Daunting, and not a little terrified that quitting smoking will = weight gain and weight gain will have a detrimental effect on my blood sugars. I would like to hear how other diabetics have faced these challenges with success. Thanks for listening