Nicotine raises blood-sugar levels.
Researchers have discovered that nicotine raises blood-sugar
levels, and the more nicotine present, the higher the blood-sugar
levels, according to a March 27, 2011, U.S. News & World Reportage.
Researchers from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona added
equal amounts of glucose to samples of human red blood cells and also
added varying levels of nicotine to each sample for either one day or
two days. They then tested the HbA1C levels of the samples. The
research, reported at the 241st national meeting of the American
Chemical Society in Anaheim, CA, March 27-31, 2011, reveals that
nicotine raised HbA1C. The smallest dose increased HbA1C levels by 8.8%.
The highest dose--after two days of nicotine treatment--increased
blood-sugar levels by 34.5%.