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Type 1 Piercings type 1

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by FlowerT1, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. FlowerT1

    FlowerT1 Type 1 · Member

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    Is there anything I need to worry about getting a piercing if I'm type 1 diabetic?
     
  2. FlowerT1

    FlowerT1 Type 1 · Member

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    @mahola , thank you for your reply & my nipple it's such a sensitive area so I'm not sure now I'm diabetic
     
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    miszu Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Okay, sorry im just a little shocked. Hope that wont turn out bad. Thought i would be scared of getting an infection !
    Just note, even if ur BG is fine it can happen, and then its a big problem to u. GL !
     
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  4. FlowerT1

    FlowerT1 Type 1 · Member

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    Yeah.. I am a little bit scared, I had it done back in September found out I was diabetic in December and the doctors said I was diabetic for ages so I could of been diabetic then and it went okay, I might have a little think before I do it.
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @FlowerT1 I've had six*, two of which became infected - both healed fine though. The two that went icky were ear cartilage (I didn't look after it) and navel (I insisted on a ring at the time of piercing, rather than one of those banana things - rookie error).

    I went to the doctor immediately, both times, and was prescribed antibiotics, which cleared them up. Oh, and I had a pep talk from the doctor. Not to mention my parents.....

    :)

    *most of them in ears.
     
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  6. ME_Valentijn

    ME_Valentijn · Guest

    Belly buttons are nasty ones for getting infected. Too much bacteria likes to hang in that perfect warm and damp little cave :p

    When I was 16 I helped my friend do her belly button (I had to push it through the skin when it got painful for her), and it got infected. No health insurance, so she took it out to help clear out the infection.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I had a second ear piercing done a few years ago, but nothing else, earlobes were red and a bit sore, but no problems whatsoever.
    Good luck @FlowerT1
     
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  8. FlowerT1

    FlowerT1 Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you
     
  9. Debbielewis22

    Debbielewis22 Type 1 · Newbie

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    As long as you look after it and your levels are ok you should be fine, I've been t1 for44 years and had ears pierced twice and 3 tattoos and all ok, good luck
     
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    MH2010 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have had several piercings, ears, eyebrows, lip twice, nipple, navel, tongue, nose and they have all been fine.

    As long as you follow instructions from whoever does the piercing, make sure the place is up to standard before you get the piercing done and keep it clean.
     
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  11. Gordon F

    Gordon F · Member

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    I have had various piercings and tattoos over the years, the thing i would say is to be extra careful with keeping everything clean. It may take slightly longer to heal but there shouldn't be any issues if you follow after care instructions.
     
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  12. Lunar_Lapin

    Lunar_Lapin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @FlowerT1

    Sorry I'm a bit late to the party - I've wanted both nipples pierced for years, did you go ahead if so have any issues?

    Thanks :)
     
  13. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Aren't piercings and tattoos passé yet? If not, I hope they are soon, as they look horrible in my opinion. Picture your granny with tattoos and nipple piercing before going ahead.
     
  14. Lunar_Lapin

    Lunar_Lapin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As someone without any grandparents I can't comment. I do however know several people of older generations with both tattoos and piercings and in my opinion they look great. Thanks for your opinion, but I don't regret any of the tattoos or piercings that I've had for 10 years.
     
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  15. MeganTetley

    MeganTetley Type 1 · Member

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    Hope I can shed some light on this as I'm Type One, and have ten piercings and my sister is a body piercer so can hopefully share some advice; my first thing is make sure you've eaten beforehand and your sugars are in range as adrenaline can do strange things. The second is that where you are going, make sure they pierce with titanium as its a lot safer and you're less likely to be allergic to it whereas with gold and silver they are a mix of metals and can cause reactions.

    As for keeping it clean afterwards, clean it at least once a day. I recommend using a pre mixed solution over mixing your own as it is difficult to get the perfect mix of salt to water and too much salt can burn it but not enough wont keep it clean. Be aware there is such a thing as over cleaning a piercing, so don't fuss it every few hours because that can cause irritation.

    Of course until its healed try not to touch it, especially with unwashed hands - if you have any worries you can always go back to your piercer, a doctor would make you take it out most of the time so be careful. Of course I'm not a professional but this si the advice I've been given by professionals and have found that it has worked, never had any real trouble with any of my piercings. Hope this helps :)
     
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  16. Lunar_Lapin

    Lunar_Lapin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That does help thank you :) I've never had a serious issue with a piercing before, I think I'm just a little apprehensive because of the location haha. I am a terrible healer though, took about 2 years for my septum to heal!
     
  17. MeganTetley

    MeganTetley Type 1 · Member

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    Oh don't worry, my helix has been in nearly three years and it's only properly just settled. But talking to friends who aren't diabetic, they say they sometimes have had a similar experience so I don't think it's too worrying. If anything is wrong I would talk to the piercer or a doctor if its super worrying :)
     
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  18. Crystalwand

    Crystalwand Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have had and still have many pe
     
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    Crystalwand Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry pushed wrong button had many tattoos and piercings, the only problems I ever had was my nipples, and that was once a month, you know that time, now I have gone passed all that, no problems, same as everything BG good, and keep clean, your BG may go up or down but don't panic we are all different,
     
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