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“Tobacco is the number one killer of diabetes patients”.

LE FIGARO. – Congresses, scientific publications… You multiply the positions on the harmful connection between tobacco and diabetes. Why?

P:r: Vincent DURLACH. – Everyone knows that smoking is harmful to health, that being diabetic is harmful to health, however, the connections between the two pathologies, it seems to me, are not at the forefront of the concerns of caregivers in this profession.

However, cigarettes as such increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by 37%, and a study published in 2018 confirmed that smoking is the leading cause of death in people with type 2 diabetes. A survey of 225 French diabetologists conducted by the Working Group on Smoking and Diabetes. that 89% of them feel unable to take on the task of smoking cessation for their patients and therefore undertake few operational actions other than providing documentation or sending to the Tobacco Info Service (39 89) or help desk…

Source: Le Figaro

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