Smoking has now been proven to be an independent risk factor for diabetes,
and it increases the risk of complications.
Diabetes complications already include heart disease, stroke and circulation problems and smoking adds to the risk of developing all of these things. In some cases, smoking can double the likelihood of these conditions, as well as doubling the chances of suffering from kidney problems and erectile dysfunction.
A high level of blood glucose in the blood changes the composition of the artery walls, leaving them with an increased chance of developing fatty deposits, this in turn reduces circulation. Together with genetics and obesity, smoking is one of the risk factors for insulin resistance.
In addition to the well-known health benefits by stopping smoking, it also reduces the risk of developing any major diabetes-related complications. 3% of smokers succeed through will power alone and there are many ways to beat the thought triggers of same time, same place, distract yourself, and occupy your mind with an alternative.