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vaping and diabetes?

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  1. dukeslady

    dukeslady Full Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    Lawton OK
    A while back, we were talking about electronic cigarettes at work, specifically, the kind you buy at the local corner store. And one of my coworkers was saying that her husband can't use them because he's diabetic. Was wondering if there are setups, juices, etc that he could use that wouldn't affect his health.
  2. Jellyfish

    Jellyfish Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 16, 2012
    Philly Burbs
    Tell her that I've been a diabetic for over fifty years and it hasn't bothered me a bit. The only changes have been positive. If they are concerned about elevated blood sugars, then they could check them more frequently after they start vaping to determine if vaping might be a factor. If her husband is a cigarette smoker then he has bigger things that he needs to worry about. BTW, I have never used the mini-mart/gas station variety but I can't see where that would make a difference unless they were loaded with sugar.:blush:
  3. dolphins35

    dolphins35 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 22, 2012
    Spanaway, Wa
    I am diabetic and it hasn't really affected me. I am 47days analog free, so fairly new. My blood sugars are still running about the same. Boy do I feel better and breathe easier. I hope this helps.
  4. oxygen thief

    oxygen thief Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2012
    They do list diabetics and ecigs don't mix. A medical site I think. But that doesn't mean much.
  5. kot1rc5

    kot1rc5 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2010
    IMHO If your worried just start with tobacco flavors, they tend to be less sweet than the fruits.
  6. gramakittycat

    gramakittycat Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Diabetic x 10+ years VERY insulin resistant; vaping heavily for 4 years.No effect on my diabeties and I feel Wonderful!:)
  7. Flyer

    Flyer Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 13, 2012
    When I first tried vaping, I was using a menthal juice and my glucose spiked pretty good. Tried again with a non-menthal and no spiking occurred. My experience only - type II using one daily dose of insulin and oral metformin. Test, test, test to know for sure how it affects you!!!!
  8. Thrasher

    Thrasher ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2012
    Madeira beach, Fla
    One of the concerns with this is the veg glycerin, in its native form it is a type of carbohydrate. You can buy it in any health food store and eat it with a spoon, it is very sweet, and sometimes used as a sweetener in drinks and food products, I would imagine the fear is if ingested or absorbing too much from the vapor or juice, it could elevate the blood sugar, but personally i think the amount is too low to cause a serious reaction as even with a tank we are starting out with just a ml or 2 and spending a few hours vaping it receiving so little per drag it cant be enough to cause serious fluctuations.
  9. Roken

    Roken Full Member

    Oct 30, 2012
    Oldham, UK
    Diabetic and using an insulin pump because I'm so bad at being diabetic. From smoking to vaping - no contest. Ask any medical practitioner what they would rather I did. Smoking is bottom of the list, and vaping doesn't feature.
  10. Shofixti

    Shofixti Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 25, 2012
    Pearl of the Orient
    I'm a 4 year diabetic. When I bought my first kit, it read that it is not recommended for diabetics. I think the nicotine in the eliquid hardens the arteries much like analogs which is a risk for diabetics, not to mention the sweeteners. I use sucralose in my DIY juice just to reduce risks.

    No matter how I look at it, I would rather be vaping than smoking.
  11. macro

    macro Full Member Verified Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    I'm a 1 and half year diabetic... blood levels are better now than before....

    Just use sucralose in my DIY juice and all is ok....
  12. DennisW

    DennisW New Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    NW Indiana
    Sorry to hit on an old thread, but I'm seeing my numbers spike some and am looking for some options. Very new to Vaping - 3 weeks since my last smoke, quit cold after one day of e-cigs and absolutely do not want to go back. (Even tho I was only lurking, this Forum has been a HUGE factor in my success thus far!!)

    I read a bit in the DIY juice forum and saw it recommends vaping for 6 mo's+ before trying to DIY. Plus I was having some fun trying lots of diff flavors/brands :)

    But I really need to change my juice if that is what is causing the spike. Can anyone suggest a Retail Brand of juice that uses that 'sucralose' ? I really have a hard time with Tobacco flavored juice - it's the smoking actions that are my addiction mostly, I don't miss that tobacco flavor a bit.

    Or a very well done tutorial or YouTube on DIY Juice that a novice can handle? I do math very well (beancounter IRL) so I'm not scared of working the nic ratio's. But I'd rather find a retail brand with the sucralose first before I venture into DIY, if that's possible.
  13. four2109

    four2109 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 9, 2009
    S. Indiana
    I don't know why anyone would tell you to wait 6 months. It's not that complicated. But hey, I eat my own cooking.
    I'm not diebetic, but eat low carb hoping to avoid it in the future.
    If you don't get a response here, you might start a new thread in the DIY liquid section.
    It is hard to find out what is in all the liquids and flavorings, so you might as well start reading now.
    There are also some other threads in the Health and Safety section but I think most of them may have been closed. You could try a search.
    Good luck.
  14. opal

    opal Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2012
    The redneck riveara
    Hubby's diabetic and been vaping since October with me.. he's had no sugar changes.
    Maybe write to the vendor you are using and ask what sweetener they use? Every vendor is different and so far, I've not run across one that has poor communication skills and they've all had awesome CS too. If it's a juice vendor in here (the ECF) ask in the vendor's thread section.. if whomever is in charge isn't around the locals for that juice might know. :)
  15. Chances

    Chances Full Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    Diabetic 9 years, vaping for 6 months. I have seen no change in my sugars. Only real change I have seen is my ability to smell awful smells from much further away.
  16. Spanner

    Spanner Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 23, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    I've been a diabetic for years. My blood sugar is stable if I don't eat too much. At first however, I did see a tiny spike. According to my MD, my metabolism changed from quitting Tobacco and now using a PV.
  17. Disconnect

    Disconnect Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2013
    Washington DC
    There was a recent thread by a diabetic who was having dramatic spikes. I think it resolved to a reaction to certain flavors (and maybe a mild pg allergy?) I'll find the link and post it here.

    If you do find spikes or weirdness, you can always get small bottles of unflavored PG and VG and try them independently to see if they are causing it. (At that point you are halfway to DIY anyway, if it turns out you can't find a premade flavor/mix that works..)

    Update: Found it! (I expected to spend more time looking..) Its long but might have good info for you in case things do go wonky.
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