Skip to content

    Announcements

    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place: https://messageboards.webmd.com/

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page: https://messageboards.webmd.com/health-conditions/f/diabetes/

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at CommunityManagement@webmd.net

    diabetes and e-cigarette flavored juices
    avatar
    kensturn posted:
    My wife is a type 2 diabetic and a smoker who has recently taken up e-cigarette vaporing. I am concerned about the flavored juices containing sugars that could raise her blood sugar level. Anyone have info on this?
     
    avatar
    nutrijoy responded:
    Typical recipes for e-juices utilize about 5 ml/cc per dose. Most use flavoring agents in a vegetable or propylene glycol base (the latter is not much different than the anti-freeze used in cars). Sugar content, if any, would just be a fractional gram and of little consequence in the overall scheme of things (most recipes do not contain any sugar at all). The jury is still out, however, on the harmful nature of inhaling foreign substances into the lungs. On a long term basis, you might liken it to a choice between enhanced risk for lung cancer (using real cigarettes) and possible impaired lung capacity/emphysema (using e-cigs).

    For more info, just type "e-juice ingredients" or "e-juice recipes" into your favorite search engine for a boat load of posts. Some are somewhat informative but most will either appeal to those already hooked on the habit or will be hosted by an e-vendor trying to sell you something.


    Helpful Tips

    Tip for Less Severe Neuropathy Symptoms
    I was diagnosed with Type 2 over eight years ago and have been lucky enough to control my disease with weight loss, diet and exercise ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Conquering Diabetes - Michael Dansinger, MD

    Dr. Michael Dansinger provides thoughtful tips for those with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes who want to reclaim their health...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.