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Are tattoos, piercings, and other body art taboo for people with diabetes?
No. I wear my body art with pride and I manage my diabetes too.
 
No. It's fine for others but I still wouldn't do it.
 
Yes, but I did it anyway and I'm doing OK.
 
Yes. I did it and I think it has affected my diabetes.
 
Yes. I am body art free and plan to stay that way.
 
I don't know.
 

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by Nicole Purcell
I had a bad one last night. A scary low bloodsugar that reminded me just how tenuous diabetes makes my existence. I hate those. I hate the feeling that I'm anything less than a strong, capable woman. Diabetes, like a sledge hammer to the knees, has a way of hobbling the confidence I have in my health, strength and well-being. It is both frustrating and disheartening. It's 2:00 am and a good friend called from their third shift job because they needed someone. Just...