Smoking quandary in diabetes

IT SEEMS patients who have type 2 diabetes and are also smokers are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to quitting cigarettes.

Smoking is known to increase the risk of developing diabetes, and heavy smokers have a higher risk than light smokers, although it’s not known if the cigarettes or generally unhealthy behaviours influence that risk.

Quitting smoking seems like a no-brainer but researchers in the UK warn that clinicians need to be aware that the likely immediate result of doing so, if you have type 2