Why Smoking is Especially Dangerous for Diabetes

In 2007 the American Diabetic Association noticed that smoking, increasing risk of cardiovascular complications at a diabetes, essentially reduces patients’ life expectancy. And the risk of occurrence of cardiovascular diseases and infringements is much higher in smokers than in those who smoke and has no diabetes.

It is proved that smoking essentially aggravates the occurrence of a diabetes.

However prevalence of smoking among the sick with diabetes is approximately the same as in the all population.

At the same time results of research testify that smokers fall ill with a diabetes type 2 more often than non-smokers.

It is connected to the fact that a smoker’s tissues have higher tolerance to insulin that causes the increasing glucose level in blood plasma.

There are other points of influence on an organism by harmful factors of a cigarette smoke.

Let’s try to understand why smoking is especially dangerous for a diabetes.

About 500 substances can be found in a tobacco smoke.

The basic active components are nicotine, carbon oxide, pitch.

Nicotine influence is the stimulation of sympathetic nervous system that causes narrowing of skin vessels, expansion of muscles vessels, and palpitation increase.

The insufficient blood-groove in the changed vessels of heart cannot provide adequate inflow of oxygen that leads to a myocardium ischemia.

Besides, nicotine raises level of fat acids in blood and adhesive ability of thrombocytes.

In smokers 3-15 % of haemoglobin is presented by carboxyhaemoglobin not participating in the process of carrying over of oxygen that leads to a low ability of a myocardium to transfer physical activity.

Chronic carboxyhaemoglobinemia leads to the increased number of erythrocytes that raises viscosity of blood, formation of atherosclerotic plaques and clots in blood vessels.

Thus, this results in a narrowing of vessels and blood-groove infringement practically in all tissues.

Both smoking, and the raised concentration of glucose in blood at a diabetes make similar impact on development of the chronic vascular complications which are the major cause of death rate among the sick with diabetes.

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    2 Responses to “Why Smoking is Especially Dangerous for Diabetes”

    1. Dentist Roseville Says:

      Over time, diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure, and nerve damage. These types of damage are the result of damage to small vessels, referred to as microvascular disease. Diabetes is also an important factor in accelerating the hardening and narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis), leading to strokes, coronary heart disease, and other large blood vessel diseases. This is referred to as macrovascular disease. Diabetes affects approximately 17 million people (about 8% of the population) in the United States. In addition, an estimated additional 12 million people in the United States have diabetes and don’t even know it.

    2. Quit Smoking Says:

      Everything I do reminds me of smoking…
      Smoking has been part of your daily life, like drinking coffee and waiting for the bus. But every day that you spend as a non-smoker will help make new routines that don’t include cigarettes.

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