For people with diabetes, the chance of developing heart disease or having a stroke is significantly increased. Add smoking to that equation and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. In recent years, many diabetes patients are turning to e-cigarettes because they are reportedly safer than cigarettes and less likely to add to these cardiovascular risks. Additionally, vaping e-juice can benefit diabetics by helping to quell cravings for sweets without causing a spike in blood sugar. In this article look at the ways e-cigs and vaping can be good for diabetics.
Helps Stop Sweet Tooths
For people with type 2 diabetes, the illness can often be managed —or sometimes even reversed— through diet and exercise. It can be torture, though, for some people to change a lifetime of eating habits, especially if you’re cutting out smoking at the same time as sweets. That’s where e-juice comes to the rescue.
Since e-liquid comes in an endless variety of sugary-sweet flavors, diabetics can find something to suit whatever they have a taste for. Think key lime pie, cookie dough, donuts, neopolitan ice cream, and more.
In the meantime, while you’re vaping these delicious flavors, you aren’t taking in all the harmful chemicals that are in cigarettes, so it’s a win-win situation!
Better For Your Ticker
According to Public Health England, vaping it up to 95% less harmful than smoking. That’s a staggering difference that likely has a lot to do with how the chemicals in tobacco cigarettes can cause cancer and constrict arteries. As people continue to smoke, their constricted arteries increase their risk of having a heart attack or stroke, especially if they pair smoking with an unhealthy diet full of fat and sugar.
It stands to reason, then, that vaping e-juice can help diabetic patients head off some of the adverse effects that are often linked to their condition and are exacerbated by the poisons in tobacco cigarettes.
Breathe Easier, Exercise Easier
Many people who vape say that they find they have an increase in energy and that doctors tell them their breathing levels are back within a desirable range. This makes movement and exercise less of a strain on the lungs. For patients with diabetes —especially type 2 diabetes— a daily workout can help keep blood sugars within range and may ultimately lead to increasingly smaller doses of insulin.
When you find an e-juice you like, stick to it. The more you vape, the more you’ll find it easier to relax, to breathe, and to exercise when you need to reenergize.
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