Up in Vape – Diabetic Vaping
And a Wet Stache e Liquid Giveaway
Mark “Tim” Timblin
While our team works on an in-depth piece about vaping with diabetes, I’d like to take this opportunity to relate to you some of my own experience with vaping sweet e liquids, and being one of those ‘borderline’ diabetics that happens to vape. There are millions of diabetics in the United States alone, and you can be sure that many of them also vape. After all, smoking is a terrible idea for Type 2 Diabetics, so the idea of switching to vaping is certainly something to think about.
I was recently talking with a friend who works in the vape business up in North Carolina. She was telling me that they have a lot of customers come into their store and get the sweet and dessert flavored e-liquids, more so than any other category of flavors.
Naturally, there are a lot of us, myself included, who enjoy the sweet and/or dessert flavored e-liquids. However; my friend continued to tell me that a lot of these folks who get the sweet juices are diabetic. Therefore, by vaping sweet flavors they are able to curb the craving for sweets, cravings that those of you who are diabetic know all too well. Supposedly, vaping sweet e liquids will not raise blood sugar levels, which those of you who are diabetic understand all too well that keeping your blood sugar at a normal levels is extremely important.
What Flavors Diabetics Enjoy?
Here is where I need your help. Those of you who have been reading along since the beginning, and any and all new readers of my column, if any of y’all are diabetic, if any of your friends and family who are diabetic and vape, what flavors do y’all like, and does it really help curb that sweet craving when it hits?
As a border line Type 2 Diabetic, and it is important for me to watch what I eat, drink, etc. I never quite thought about it until just recently, but this is one of the main reasons why I prefer the sweeter, dessert flavors, as well as fruit-flavored e-liquids. Not that you’re interested in knowing what flavors I happen to like, but if you’re a diabetic vaper maybe you may have some insight into these kinds of flavors and whether or not it’s a good idea for me to continue to use them. So, here are some of my favorites, are there any here that you or your diabetic friends or family vape as well?
Tim’s Favorite Flavors
I vape a lot of sweet or nutty flavors (peanut butter being my number one nut type flavor). Butter pecan and hazelnut run a close second. As for those fruit flavors, I do like a variety of them; mango melon, blueberry, black cherry, blackberry, certain peach flavors, coconut, and banana cream… these are just a few of my favorite fruit flavors. For dessert flavors, I enjoy banana nut bread, blackberry cheesecake, blueberry or blackberry cobbler, banana nut bread, and a new one, it’s a baklava pastry with nuts, butter, honey, vanilla, caramel, it’s a dessert from Greece, and it is very sweet. This Baklava e juice is from tomorrowvape.com. When it is in stock it’s just $9.99 for a 50 mL bottle, and if you want a 120-mL bottle just add $5. The flavor gets better after some steeping, but it isn’t bad right out of the bottle after arrival either.
Input and a Wet Stache Giveaway!
So my friends, what say you? Will you, can you, help? This is something that I am curious about and would love to get some reader feedback on. In fact, I am so serious about getting your feedback that I want to conduct a Giveaway. My boss has agreed to give one of you a 4-pack of eLiquids from Wet Stache. All 4 are sweet Custard-based flavors and, according to the Spinfuel Team Review, they are all fantastic flavors! To Enter the Giveaway, just leave a comment that addresses my concerns about vaping and the flavors that diabetics enjoy and I’ll pick the winner in my next column. My boss at Spinfuel will send the winner the Wet Stache e liquids. (3mg nicotine, High VG).
The Future of Up in Vape
I would like to, in future columns, conduct some impromptu polls, maybe answer some reader mail from anyone out there who may have a question about something or other, maybe concerning this column, or perhaps the second column I wrote which dealt with vaping and chronic pain.
I do want to expand on chronic pain and vaping, and maybe into some other health aspects that we as vapers may encounter, or might know someone with a specific ailment. We’ll just have to see where this all leads to and we’ll go from there. But in order to do that I’m gonna need my readers and followers to help me out with this…please.
I would also like to do some columns dealing with tips and tricks I’ve learned in my 3 years of vaping and talking with other vapers.
So my friends, this week’s column may be a bit shorter than my others, but I hope that with your help we can come to some understanding, that although being diabetic does have some limitations with vaping, it brings us all together as a group of like-minded people.
Lastly, those of you who read my column and reside outside U.S borders, I am asking for your input as well. You too can enter the Giveaway, we’ll send the e liquids to you no matter where you live.
This column, despite being in its infancy has become an outlet for me, a way to express myself that I had never even considered before now. I want to thank you for allowing me to do so. As long as you are reading I’ll be here writing.
Until next week then, I will say auf Wiedersehen, thank you all SO very much for taking the time from your busy schedules to read my column. It is so greatly appreciated. Be well, stay safe, God bless, and….VAPE ON!