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May 2012

Diabetes on the Rise in Saudi Arabia

Diabetes is increasingly taking hold in Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East.  According to Dr. Ala Alwan, assistant director general for noncommunicable diseases and mental health at the World Health Organization (WHO), the problem is already vast and is increasing at an alarming rate.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 29, 2012

Finding the Right Diabetes Doctor

I once had a doctor ask me what I'd do if someone offered me a drink or a cigarette. I was a teenager, recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and it was the first time that I had seen her. When I told her that I didn't drink or smoke, she kept hounding me with questions as if I were lying. I grew tired of telling her the same thing over and over. She just didn't seem to hear what I was saying. Maybe she was just trying to scare me from starting, but I left feeling annoyed and convinced that I needed to find a different doctor.

comments 3 comments - Posted May 25, 2012

April 2011

Decades-Long Study Shows Second-Hand Smoke Ups Diabetes Risk

While smoking is commonly associated with a higher risk of developing a serious disease, it's not often that second-hand smoke or being an ex-smoker is considered even riskier. If the disease is type 2 diabetes, however, it is.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 5, 2011

April 2010

Smoking May Erase Heart Benefits of Light Drinking

(HealthDay News) - If you indulge in moderate drinking, you've probably heard that it might reduce your risk for heart trouble, including stroke.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 16, 2010

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Four risk factors-all of them preventable-reduce life expectancy among U.S. men by 4.9 years and among U.S. women by 4.1 years, according to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. (According to U.N. figures, current U.S. life expectancy is 75.6 years for men and 80.8 years for women.)

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 15, 2010

January 2010

Quitting Smoking and Diabetes Risk

"People who give up smoking are prone to developing diabetes because they gain weight," TheTimes reported. It said a study has found that quitters are twice as likely as smokers, and 70% more likely than non-smokers, to have type 2 diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 8, 2010

July 2009

Change the Way You View Smoking

In an era when tobacco cessation programs are being cut from tight budgets, we need to be intentional and creative with tobacco cessation opportunities. According to Dr. Steven Schroeder of the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at the UCSF School of Medicine, changing the way we view tobacco dependence is necessary to reduce tobacco use and save lives. If we all work together to increase the cessation rate from 2.5 percent to 10 percent, we can save 1.2 million additional lives!

comments 1 comment - Posted Jul 31, 2009

May 2009

What Are the Effects of Smoking?

Smoking has severe effects on your diabetes and your health. Quitting smoking will give you more energy, better control of your diabetes, and less chance of a heart attack or stroke.

comments 5 comments - Posted May 21, 2009

Is It Harder to Kick the Habit if You Have Diabetes?

Smoking increases the harmful effects of diabetes by increasing insulin resistance and worsening diabetes control. It raises the likelihood of microvascular and macrovascular complications associated with diabetes. The risk of death from heart disease and stroke is increased, as are the possibilities of neuropathy, nephropathy, and retinopathy. 

comments 3 comments - Posted May 12, 2009

Wanna Quit Smoking?

1. Don't smoke any number or any kind of cigarette. Smoking even a few cigarettes a day can hurt your health. And if you try to smoke fewer cigarettes but do not stop completely, soon you'll be smoking the same amount again.

comments 3 comments - Posted May 12, 2009

Diabetes and Smoking

The connection between smoking and cancer is well documented.  Less well known, however, is the fact that smoking exacerbates complications for people with diabetes. Smokers with diabetes are eleven times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than people who don't have diabetes and don't smoke.

comments 1 comment - Posted May 5, 2009

March 2006

Nicotine Exposure May Predispose Children to Type 2 Later in Life

Fetal and neonatal exposure to nicotine may increase a child’s risk of becoming obese and developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2006

November 2005

Smoke Exposure Predicts Heart Disease and Type 2 in Kids

Exposure to tobacco smoke is associated with metabolic syndrome in young people, according to New York researchers.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 2005

October 2004

Five Reasons You Should Quit (or Never Start) Smoking

1. Smoking doubles your cardiovascular risk

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2004

Smoking Increases Diabetes Risks

Swedish researchers say that smoking is associated with both poor blood glucose control and microalbuminuria (protein in the urine) that indicates early kidney disease and increased heart disease risk.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2004

Smoking Increases Diabetes Risks

Swedish researchers say that smoking is associated with both poor blood glucose control and microalbuminuria (protein in the urine) that indicates early kidney disease and increased heart disease risk.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2004

May 2004

Tobacco Gets Killer Competition

Would you believe the two leading killers in the United States are lifestyle choices? It’s true.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 2004

July 1998

Teen Smoking: Gateway to Kidney Disease

In addition to the host of health risks that smoking presents to all people, studies have shown that adult type 1 smokers are at increased risk to develop macrovascular and microvascular diabetic complications, especially retinopathy and nephropathy. A recent study from Germany shows that markers of microvascular complications are also found in teen smokers with type 1 diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 1998

March 1994

Smoking Associated with the Progression of Nephropathy

Researchers at Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany have linked smoking with the progression of diabetic nephropathy in people with type 1 diabetes undergoing hypertension therapy. The study was conducted over one year and included 34 smokers, 24 ex-smokers (anyone who had quit prior to the study), and 35 non-smokers, all of whom had both retinopathy and nephropathy (to insure that diabetes was the cause).

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 1994

January 1993

Smoking Induces Insulin Resistance

Researchers from the Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Hospital, in Gøteborg, Sweden, have concluded that smoking causes insulin resistance.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 1993

Germany Studies Factors in Blood Sugar Control

Even after participating in an intensive treatment and training program, it has been found that smoking and low-level education are indicators of poor metabolic control in people who have been newly diagnosed with type I diabetes. This study was conducted by researchers from the Department of Metabolic Disease and Nutrition, Dusseldorf, Germany.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 1993

November 1992

Dr. Marcus’ Diabetes Tip

Dr. Alan Marcus is a diabetes specialist who practices in Laguna Hills, California. He is also a medical advisor to MiniMed Technologies and a spokesperson for Novo Nordisk Insulin. Dr. Marcus also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine for the USC School of Medicine.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1992

January 1991

The Fight to Derail Kidney Disease: Simple Tests, Effective Drugs Help Improve the Odds

Improved blood sugar control, smoking cessation and aggressive blood pressure treatment are mainstays for preventing or treating the development of kidney disease in people with diabetes. Increasingly, physicians are also turning to a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors to slow the progression of kidney disease in their patients.

comments 1 comment - Posted Jan 1, 1991

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