Study: Quitting smoking could trigger diabetes

January 4, 2010 2:27:25 PM PST
But a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds quitting smoking can trigger type-2 diabetes. Researchers suspect the act of quitting may cause weight gain and inflammation in the body, temporarily increasing the odds diabetes.

Of course, doctors say this is no reason not to quite, because the danger from smoking is much greater than the temporary risk of diabetes.

Those concerned can watch their diet and increase their exercise as well as have their blood sugar checked more often to catch any problems.