One of the five goals for achieving the best diabetes care is remaining tobacco free.
Tobacco use can increase the risk of heart disease in diabetes patients. Smoking actually increases blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which are all important factors in controlling diabetes. Remaining tobacco free is an important part of decreasing the risk of these diabetes related problems.
High quality care for diabetes includes providing you with tools and information to remain tobacco free. This goal is part of the D5, five treatment goals created to make it easier for patients with diabetes and their health care team to focus on treatments that have the greatest health impact.
Talk with your doctor about how you're doing on your D5. Learn more at www.theD5.org