If you missed our webinar on September 23rd presented by Tami MacAller MPH, MCHES, West Hawaii Coordinator for the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii, you can download our free kit now, which includes:
- Webinar Recording & Slide Deck: Smoking and Diabetes-What's the Connection?
- Patient Fact Sheet-Smoking and Diabetes: a simple summary of the benefits of quitting smoking for your patients and clients with diabetes.
According to the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report, smoking causes diabetes, and people with diabetes who smoke have a 30% to 40% higher risk for type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers. Helping smokers with diabetes to quit is one of the most effective ways to improve diabetes control.
So, how do you talk to a patient with diabetes about quitting smoking? Ms. MacAller provides an overview of how smoking affects diabetes and ofers practical tips and strategies for helping patients with diabetes quit smoking. Webinar topics include:
- What is diabetes?
- How smoking affects diabetes
- Diabetes management
- Helping people with diabetes to quit
- Q & A