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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 Brenda Bell
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...