Health & Wellness

Substance Use and Diabetes

What's the connection between substance use and diabetes? It sits in a gray area, but here's what you should know about both the risks and how you can indulge safely.


Finding the Right Balance

If you live with diabetes, you may be wondering if it's safe for you to consume substances like alcohol, cigarettes, or CBD. The answer? Yes and no. We've provided some resources to help guide you, but ultimately, the decision to partake in any of these substances should be decided during a conversation with your health care provider.


CBD & Diabetes

Cannabidiol (or CBD) has gained in popularity due to its decriminalized status and the increase in CBD oil supplements available in pharmacies and stores throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Though widely used, CBD is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and researchers continue to study the effects of CBD on diabetes.


Alcohol & Diabetes

While there are risks of drinking when living with diabetes, there are also benefits. From the occasional glass of wine to the carbohydrate and calorie confusion, here’s what you need to know about drinking and how you can indulge safely to make your next happy hour or holiday gathering less confusing.


Smoking & Diabetes

Smoking is bad for your health, especially your heart and lungs, and can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. Learn a three-step approach to help you quit smoking and protect your health.