Alcohol and Tobacco Use: Diabetes Risk Factors Increasing in Prevalence

Despite continuous therapeutic innovations and management strategies, diabetes remains a major public health concern¬†affecting an estimated 34 million Americans with an ever-increasing prevalence. Of the factors known to influence diabetes risk and development, tobacco use is an established cause of type 2 diabetes and there is a growing consensus that alcohol use contributes to the […]

Certified Diabetes Educators Expand Smoking Cessation Programs

Although the noxious effects of smoking are well-known and rates of tobacco users are declining, an estimated 38 million American adults still smoke cigarettes. The deleterious consequences of cigarette use are especially evident in the cardiometabolic field, with smokers facing significantly increased risks of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Not only are smokers 30% to […]