Just wondering if there are any insulin-dependent diabetics on here who are using e-cigs? I know nicotine raises your blood sugar and if pg/vg are sweet, do they raise it too? Any experiences to share?
Did you do a search on this? It's been discussed before, but I don't have links for you. Do a search.
Doesn't make any difference to mine. The amount of VG/PG absorbed is tiny, really tiny. My BG doesn't change over what I expect. I'm not a doctor of course but I'm not convinced any gets into your digestive system.
Thanks, I looked it up, and did a bunch of reading, but nothing from an actual diabetic, lol. I have a diabetic friend I'd like to recommend these to, but don't want to mess with his blood sugar--he does that enough himself.
I am hypoglycemic, which if you don't know, basically means that every time you eat sugar, your body overreacts and makes too much insulin to correct it. So you end up with low blood sugar. Anyway, since vaping, my blood sugar has been crashing ALOT more than normal. Could be cuz I'm a fiend and ingesting 100 times more nicotine than normal, or the sweetness of the liquids (both pg and vg), or maybe I'm just vaping instead of eating, lol. Just wondering if anyone else with blood sugar issues noticed this? It's not a big deal for me, I just have to eat some protein and it balances me out, but for a diabetic, they might have to take a shot every time they vape too much or something.
On a good note, they do seem to calm my sweet cravings. Now I find myself craving meat like crazy....lol
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I am of no help but wanted to say that I have been craving sweets like crazy! Vaping, quitting smoking or PMS? I guess I will know in a few days.
Originally Posted by queeninnc
My daughter is a diabetic and I have a few friends that have it as well. Does anyone have any information as to why nicotine raises blood sugar? Just my own curiosity.
I went to the National libary of Medicine and found articles that said smoking analogs increased blood glucouse.
I found one that showed that smokeless tobacco did not raise glucouse leveles in rats.
I found 1 that showd that nicotine patches did not change glucouse leveles in human.
I found one that showed that stress was a big factor.
I get under a great deal of stress I have Diabetes, it takes a lot of stress but it drives my doctors crazy.
I may be silly but if you smoke analogs and get nicotine and you vape and get nicotine which is best for you? I am not saying safest. Just which is the better choice.
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