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Chronic Disease Patients

Smoking & Diabetes

Men and women who smoke are at a greater risk of developing diabetes compared to men and women who do not smoke. Of further concern is that diabetic smokers are reportedly less likely to receive the recommended care, are likely to have fewer diabetes care visits, and receive less frequent preventive care than diabetic nonsmokers. In addition:

Smoking in conjunction with diabetes can also exacerbate its effects and put individuals at drastically higher risk for its symptoms, including:

For more information about smoking and diabetes read the Diabetes Fact Sheet.