I AM DIABETIC AND I STILL SMOKE.

I know that you wanna be cool.

Smoking is not good for diabetes.

Smoking will make your sugar higher.

Bad idea for diabetes.

Not good for your legs and feet.

Smoking not good for the nerves.

So if you wanna be cool do something else.

Not good for your vision.

I know that you wanna be cool.

I am sure that it is not good for your libido.

Check out with your doctor.

Reach your A1C target and maintain it.

But how cool are you when you.

Worsen kidney disease.

Medication that helps with kidney failure.

I know that it is not easy to do.

But it will be difficult if we don’t try.

Might not work for smoker.

Develop plantar ulcers.

Yes plantar ulcers.

How cool are you when you can’t socialize.

With all your friends and families.

How cool are you when everyone

Have deserted you because your wound stink.

Who will change your wound?.

That is under your feet.

I mean the non-healing wound.

You cannot do it by yourself.

What is the TCP02 level of

your lower extremities.

Please don’t remind me.

I don’t want another amputation of my toes.

Some nurses tell patients smoking is bad for you.

But are smokers themselves.

Some go through the complications too.

And later stop smoking if they choose.

As a smoker you don’t want

health care professionals.

Seeing you as a noncompliant with your health.

All they need is to ask basic questions.

Some of their questions do you smoke?.

How many packs a day?.

Do you drink?.

What type of alcohol?.(wine,beer,whiskey)

How many bottles a day?.

How cool are you when stroke or

heart attack visit?.

Ten times more likely if you smoke.

We will die of something don’t make it faster.

Smoking reduces your body

ability to use insulin.

1800- NO – BUTTS.

I am told that they can help.

It is a California smokers helpline.

From me to you.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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