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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
Ten years ago, I sat in my Primary Care Physician's office. I had just been weighed and measured. A nurse had just taken my vitals and my blood pressure had come in a bit higher than usual, which was no wonder because I sat there a nervous wreck. In the year since my last physical, I'd gained another fourteen pounds. I was the heaviest I'd ever been, the scale clocking me in at 228 at 5'3" tall. I honestly couldn't believe it. I knew that I hadn't gotten my eating habits under control in...