Quit Smoking Now
The dangers of smoking run from your head to your feet. The nicotine in a cigarette can decrease the circulation in the skin by 70 percent, says Tillet. So if you smoke, you are depriving your feet of the nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood that helps keep them healthy and fights infection. Diabetic patients already have risk factors that compromise their blood vessels. Its never too late to stop smoking, says Tillet.