Vaping and diabetes

Bazzmo

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Type 2
Hello all
Does vaping affect the blood sugar readings?
Thanks in advance
 

trophywench

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Type 1
Nobody's carried out a proper clinical trial to find that out - anecdotal evidence usually suggests it doesn't appear to - but of course anything like that has only been short term so far. Nobody anywhere can predict what long term effects vaping might have on either les vapeurs themselves or the non-participants thus exposed to said vapours.
 

SueEK

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Type 2
I hope not, vaping has helped me cut down to 3 roll ups a day
 

trophywench

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Well - this is it @SueEK - it has to be better than smoking tobacco - but I still wouldn't want vaping to replace your long term harmful habit with another long term habit - that nobody knows if it's harmful in the long term yet. As an aid to getting off the nicotine brilliant - now get off the inhaling habit, entirely!

My problem with it in general - cos eldest daughter and SiL both vape - is that some of the 'flavours' or rather the smells are so completely oversweet - and remind me so much of the smell of bubble gum when I was little, they still make me heave the same as I did 65 years ago when I was 3. Just revolting - and kids stuck it in their mouths. NB I wasn't diabetic until I was 22 so that isn't the reason I find it repulsive! LOL
 

SueEK

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Type 2
I have replaced my menthol smoking with menthol vaping. I have no interest whatsoever in ‘trying different flavours’, I use it to to do my best to give up and am doing well so far. I hope one day to be completely free of my habit.
 

mikeyB

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Type 1
I vape and it has no effect at all on my BG. The sweet smelling flavours ( I only use tobacco flavour) don’t contain sugar, the flavourings are just aromatic amines.
 

Kaylz

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Type 1
I have vaped for over year and I vape fruits/custards/desserts, it certainly has no effect on my levels, I mix my own so I tend to avoid a certain brand of flavour concentrates as a lot of them contain sugar syrup, I don't know if that would have an effect on my readings but it certainly has a bad effect on coils! :eek: :) xx
 

Lorell007

New Member
The nicotine in vaping can cause a raise in blood glucose due to the effect of increased insulin resistance. This is why it is important to know how much nicotine is in your vape juice, usually at the shops there are standards of the amount of nicotine in the juice, but since you are worried about the raise of the glucose in the blood, you could try doing your own juice with how much nicotine you need. If you are wondering how you could it, the answer is easy, look for some youtube tutorials, but besides this, you will need a good vape, a good choice would be the best MTL vape, it filtrates the nicotine, and the resistance of the insulin in you blood will go down, consider buying one, I did, and it was the best acquisition I could do for having a good smoke without being worried about the raising of the glucose in my blood.
 
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Kaylz

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Type 1
The nicotine in vaping can cause a rise in blood glucose due to the effect of increased insulin resistance.
Most people vape nicotine containing liquids to stop cigarettes which obviously contain nicotine so there should be no noticeable differences from the 2 if the switch is made
 

Eddy Edson

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Type 2
I haven't noticed any BG effect at all
 

SueEK

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Type 2
I have vaped since before diagnosis so I wouldn’t know. I am now down to less than 2 roll ups a day, so will continue to vape. Can’t quite kick the habit altogether, drat it
 
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