Stop Smoking

What Does Smoking Have to Do with Diabetes?

Smoking floods the body with dangerous chemicals that worsen oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the process that happens in you body as a result of free radicals. These are dangerous molecules that burn or scar everything they touch in your body. You can stop this process by eating a high amount of antioxidants. They are mostly found in high-nutrient foods!

Stopping smoking is one of the most significant things you can do to prevent free radical damage and slow the onset of major organ damage that is caused by diabetes.

For additional information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here.

The Bottom Line

Smoking makes diabetes symptoms worse. Stop now.Return to Education Topics