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Insulin Response from Vaporizers

NOMINATED TOPIC | February 6, 2019
Describe your topic.
What is the human body insulin response from ingesting or inhaling sweetened electronic aerosol liquid?
Describe why this topic is important.
Vaporizers for nicotine intake is a rising alternative means of nicotine intake. Glycerin and propylene glycol the main ingredients used in electronic aerosol liquid (aka vaporizer juice or vape juice) used to carry the nicotine. Because of the bland taste of these liquids, sweeteners and flavorings are used to increase the palatability of this liquid. Comparing to cigarettes which are typically only consumed outdoors, vaporizers can be used both indoors and outdoors and increased acceptability of its use is apparent. Constant intake of this liquid and its flavorings may have an impact on the insulin production within the body.
Tell us why you are suggesting this topic.
Response to diabetics using this method of nicotine intake. Insulin production is very sensitive to the taste sensors. Although vaporizers may be a (somewhat) more acceptable means of nicotine intake, its effect may be detrimental to insulin control. Currently there is no research on this topic. (https://www.diabetes.co.uk/ecigs-vaping-and-diabetes.html)
Target Date.
Describe what you are doing currently and what you are hoping will change because of a new evidence report.
I am a current user of a vaporizer. My perspective is on weight loss via intermittent fasting which has a specific perspective on insulin levels in the bloodstream. A report on this topic will help educate users as to the sensitivity of the body towards insulin response.
How will you or your group use the information from a new evidence report?
This research will help create a new product stream for vaporizer producers targeting those keen on insulin levels.
How would you or your group plan to disseminate information from the report? Who would you plan to disseminate it to?
Advertising and rationale for a new product line.
Do you know of organizations that could use an evidence report to change clinical practice? Are you a part of, or have you been in contact with, any organizations that might implement the research findings of an evidence report?
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Page last reviewed June 2019
Page originally created February 2019

Internet Citation: Insulin Response from Vaporizers. Content last reviewed June 2019. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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