Blood Sugar Changes When Quitting

John (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

02 Jun 2008, 21:30 #31

The effects of cigarette smoking on glycosylated hemoglobin in nondiabetic individuals. The Journal of Family Practice 1989 May;28(5): Pages 529-531. Authors: Urberg M, Shammas R, Rajdev K.

Department of Family Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Cigarette smoking has been causally linked to atherosclerotic heart disease. The mechanism by which cigarette smoking causes heart disease has not, however, been determined. Nicotine has been shown to lead to increases in plasma epinephrine and norepinephrine following smoking. Catecholamines have been shown to lead to increases in blood glucose.

This paper demonstrates that cigarette smoking is associated with increases in average blood glucose as measured by glycosylated hemoglobin levels in smokers compared with nonsmokers.

Fifteen nondiabetic smokers had an average glycosylated hemoglobin of 6.82% (SD = 1.06%), which is higher than the 5.63% (SD = .49%, t = 3.98, P less than .001) found for 23 nonsmokers. The average glycosylated hemoglobin level of the smokers is in the range found for patients with well-controlled diabetes.

These data suggest that elevated blood glucose may contribute to atherogenesis in cigarette smokers.

PMID: 2597247 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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JohnPolito
Joined: 11 Nov 2008, 19:22

10 Jun 2009, 11:29 #32

Be careful with extra juices beyond the 3 days needed to purge the body of all nicotine and reach peak withdrawal as they are loaded with sugars and can quickly add extra pounds. It takes 3-4 oranges or apples to make an 8 ounce glass of juice. How many humans have you seen eat 4 apples in a few minutes? If you've taken a fancy to the extra juices try replacing them with natural fruits.
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Victorylass
Joined: 26 Sep 2011, 10:02

08 Oct 2011, 19:37 #33

Joel,

I was just reading a comment you made to someone about how not eating breakfast can disrupt blood sugar and how if we have a difficult day in our quit we need to examine what we ate. Well I am on Day 20 and I had a difficult day, I thought because of frustrations. But I realized just now after reading your comment that this morning I was feeling so secure at coming up on 3 weeks that I decided to skip breakfast and drink 2 cups of coffee. Then all day I ate diet waifers. That is how I acted when I used nicotine. No wonder I felt different today. But I did not make the connection at all. I guess it will be french toast and juice tomorrow!

I'd also like to add to John's post about not drinking too much juice, how much I agree and I always water mine down. Because it reduces the acid it is easier on the stomach watered down, so more pleasant to drink, too.

Deborah *DAY 20*
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Joel Spitzer
Joined: 13 Nov 2008, 14:04

08 Oct 2011, 19:56 #34

The following video addresses the blood sugar issue:

Also, regarding your mentioned two cups of coffee, be sure to read the string Possible Changes in Caffeine Tolerance


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Joel Spitzer
Joined: 13 Nov 2008, 14:04

17 Sep 2012, 13:45 #35

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Joel Spitzer
Joined: 13 Nov 2008, 14:04

17 Sep 2012, 13:47 #36

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Joel Spitzer
Joined: 13 Nov 2008, 14:04

17 Sep 2012, 13:49 #37

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