Diabetes, "E-Liquids", and Vaping?
by, 02-22-2014 at 06:11 PM (604 Views)
I am a Diabetic (Type 2 currently) and IMO (Yes- My Personal Opinion) "Vaping" and the effects of certain "E-Liquids" that are ingested by Diabetics should be a concern of every other diabetic person who is currently Vaping and their intake of "Sugar"/"Complex Carbohydrates" that can be found in "E-Liquids", especially if the "E-Liquids" contains any and all forms of sugar or sugar substitutes . . . That includes all the ones made from food flavoring that are derived from certain Fruit Juices that contain fructose, etc. . . . Again - IMO and after much research - These and other flavors that have a sweeter taste can and do have had a sugar like effect on people - so you might want to be careful with those.
Matter of fact, there are many studies happening currently to the affects of sugar substitutes and their effects on people with diabetes . . . Nothing is conclusive as of yet, but you should be concerned and aware of what effects may happen to your sugar levels when "Vaping" certain "E-Liquids", especially when you do not know what they are made from and what the "Vendor" has used in them . . . (Links to articles and reports will be provided below - Please READ to be informed and make "Your" own decisions)
This was also discussed in the New Members Forum some time ago - So "You" may want to check that thread out (here: Vaping and diabetes) - With Particular attention to a reply I made to one poster about ingesting "vapor" in the same thread (here: Vaping and diabetes).
The effects of "Vaping" has on Diabetics has also been discussed numerous times in the ECF Health, Safety and E-Smoking with varying opinions and actual facts that people may want to search for themselves. A couple of post I found of particular interest:
NOW - IMO - The Following links are provided for "Your" own edification and more importantly to read so "You" can make an informed choice - So please read the whole article - the majority of them are not that long:
Artificial Sweeteners -- More Dangerous than You Ever Imagined
The Bad Effects of Artificial Sweeteners on Diabetics | LIVESTRONG.COM
Diabetes and Sugar Substitutes
Could artificial sweetener CAUSE diabetes? Splenda 'modifies way the body handles sugar', increasing insulin production by 20% | Mail Online
Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes - Mayo Clinic
Which Sugar Substitutes Are Safe for Diabetics? (with picture)
Sugar substitute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Artificial Sweeteners May Be Worse Than Sugar for Diabetics
The ABC's of Sugar Substitutes
The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners or Sugar Substitutes
I do hope this information is helpful and assist you in your search for an answer - Not the only answer - but an answer to your question/s and if "Vaping" effects the sugar levels (Daily Testing/Overall A1c Counts) of those with Diabetes . . .
OH BTW: As for any discussion/s about "Maltodextrin"/"Maltodextrose" (Maltodextrin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) . . . That is definitely something that is also of concern, especially given that "It is produced from starch" and "maltodextrin is technically a complex carbohydrate because of it's sugar content, it's high glycemic index means it goes through the digestive system super fast." Also "maltodextrin is just as bad, sometimes worse, as having sugar. Easily absorbed carbs like maltodextrin and sugar get into your bloodstream fast. If there is nothing for all that blood sugar to do (i.e. repair muscle-tissue, give energy), it will get stored as fat. Contrast that with real complex carbs from whole grains, which are broken down and absorbed slowly, and maltodextrin looks more and more like sugar." (Is Maltodextrin Bad for You? The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly | Fitness for Travel) So - The information about it use for Diabetics is quite questionable - more research is needed too . . .
PLEASE NOTE - DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DOCTOR - nor do I have any Medical Degree - Like anything I post any and all information I provide concerning issues such as these are from personal experience and my own research . . . If You have any questions about the validity or content of my personal statements - JUST READ "My" Banner below . . . And as with anything - Please continue to do your own research on the subject . . . Information Is Your Only Way To LEARN and Gain Knowledge . . .
BTW: I have also post information about using "Cinnamon and Diabetes" in a "Blog" and couple of threads that you may want to check out also . . .