November is American Diabetes Month. This year’s theme, “A Day in the Life of Diabetes,” is a reminder that quitting smoking is one way a tobacco user with diabetes can live healthier and longer.
In the United States, the annual cost of diagnosed diabetes is a staggering $245 billion, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). This figure includes direct medical costs and loss of productivity.
Smoking not only increases a person’s chance of developing type two diabetes, but makes both types of diabetes harder to control.