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tattoos &type 1 diabetes

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by knightsbliss, May 11, 2014.

  1. toner29

    toner29 · Member

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    Hi! I wouldn't worry about healing etc I have recently had a lot of work done just make sure you have plenty of bepanthem, cling film and micro pourus tape to keep it covered for the first few days.

    My only other comment is make sure what you get is right for you. I have a few tattoos some I still like others I don't. My worry about a diabetes tattoo is that I'm not sure it's recognised as a medical alert and I personally wouldn't want something on me drawing attention to the fact I have diabetes as I don't think it's a defining feature.

    But each to there own! Good luck!
  2. kimmykib

    kimmykib Type 1 · Member

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    Wow thanks guys I have been always worried bout going for a tat for years an everyone has been so helpful !!
    I have a been a type 1 for 18 years an I want a tat to represent me an my kids but my diabetes is all over the place is it safe to get one done while my hba1c is high or not ????
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