Q. Kindly explain if chewing nicotine gums increase blood sugar levels in a diabetic.

Answered by
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 17, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am a diabetic. Does chewing nicotine gum will increase sugar level? Does stress in the heart increase the sugar level?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your post. Nicotine chewing gum causes dental issues and sometimes hair loss and flushing. However, it does not increase blood sugar. So, you can take that it is 1000 times better to take nicotine chewing gum than cigarette especially once you have diabetes.

Thank you doctor,

Does nicotine gum cause heart disease?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

No, absolutely not. It does not cause any heart problem except may increase heart rate.

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