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Posted by: bronwyn nowitz | 2011/02/15

smoking and diabetes

i am a smoker and a diabetic,
and i need to learn about this.
I have realised
i find a need a smoke when my sugars are dropping -
i am thinking of quitting, but realise it is complicated,
because of sugar levels.
do you have any advice or information for me.
thanking you -
Bronwyn.

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Dear Bronwyn
The best way to keep your sugar level stabilized is to eat 6 small meals (or 3 meals and 3 snacks) per day - concentrating on eating high fibre, low fat, low GI foods including a low fat protein with each meal. It may be worth your while to see a dietician for this. Your medication should also be effective and the right dosage to prevent hypoglycemic episodes. Best of luck with trying to stop smoking - I really think this is a good idea as the combination of smoking and diabetes is very bad for your heart, eyes and kidneys. Try using a stop smoking program like Alan Carr.
dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/02/15

Dear Bronwyn
The best way to keep your sugar level stabilized is to eat 6 small meals (or 3 meals and 3 snacks) per day - concentrating on eating high fibre, low fat, low GI foods including a low fat protein with each meal. It may be worth your while to see a dietician for this. Your medication should also be effective and the right dosage to prevent hypoglycemic episodes. Best of luck with trying to stop smoking - I really think this is a good idea as the combination of smoking and diabetes is very bad for your heart, eyes and kidneys. Try using a stop smoking program like Alan Carr.
dr Bets

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