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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 am body dysmorphic. Since my teens, I have had what has been diagnosed as a distorted view of my weight, shape, and size. It is challenging, and it really does make living with diabetes even more difficult. For three days, in spite of no changes in a regimented eating and exercise routine, I have felt gigantic. I can barely look in the mirror because I don't like what I see. I feel as if I have tons of fat beneath my skin, just pulsing against the pores. I feel like...