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Is it okay if i get a tattoo if I have diabetes?

Is it okay if i get a tattoo if I have diabetes?

Sterility/ hygiene: How well is your diabetes controlled? How sterile is the tattoo parlor's equipment? Tattoing can lead to infections with organisms like clostridium tetani, streptococcus pyogenes, staphylococcus aureus pseudomonas aeruginosa, haemophilus ducreyi, treponema pallidum & mycobacterium leprae. It can cause illnesses like sepsis, impetigo, tetanus & erysipelas. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Can diabetes mellitus type 1 have tattoo?

Yes, but...: Diabetic patients always at greater risk of infection from it than normal people... So avoid , but if 'insist' , do when sugars well controlled. ...Read more

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What part of the body can have a tattoo to a diabetes mellitus type1?

What part of the body can have a tattoo to a diabetes mellitus type1?

Any part: As long as the equipment is properly maintained, sterilized and operated. ...Read more

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What body part can a diabetes mellitus type1 have a tattoo?

What body part can a diabetes mellitus type1 have a tattoo?

Anywhere: There are no restrictions. However, remember as a diabetic you heal more slowly so take extra precautions keeping the area free of infection. Especially if the tattoo is in the groin area. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes. If my sugar levels are good is it ok to get a tattoo on my leg?

I have type 2 diabetes. If my sugar levels are good is it ok to get a tattoo on my leg?

Not a good idea.: In people with diabetes, the legs, especially the lower legs and feet are at high risk for small vessel circulation problems that means that they are more likely to get an infection and to have trouble clearing any infection that may develop. This is true even if the diabetes is under good control. ...Read more

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With heart disease and diabetes is it safe to get a tattoo?

With heart disease and diabetes is it safe to get a tattoo?

No: The fda has issued a warning that tatoo ink can cause severe infections and sepsis. Reconsider your actions very carefully! ...Read more

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13 y.O. Boy, his father has diabetes, what are the signs and symptoms I should look for?

13 y.O. Boy, his father has diabetes, what are the signs and symptoms I should look for?

Varies: Signs of diabetes are: frequent urination, thirst, blurry vision, hunger, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, frequent infections, wounds that heal slowly, tingling in hands or feet, or you can have no symptoms at all. Best thing he can do is keep his weight normal, remains active, see his doc for regular check ups. ...Read more

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Is it wrong if my mom is taking her breakfast late (10 or 11 o'clock) cause she has diabetes ?

Is it wrong if my mom is taking her breakfast late (10 or 11 o'clock) cause she has diabetes ?

Pattern of sugar.: Diabetes is incredibly variable, BUT it is managed by getting the sugar IN and the medications treating it in synchrony. If that is when her sugar would go low then it is a good time. If sugar is low in the night or earlier, then it is not a good time. Mostly, people dont have low sugar and smaller amounts of calories in are helpful and ONE meal at 11 is less than two (8 and noon). ...Read more

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Can a short 6mon tapered bout of corticosteroids worsen insulin sensitivity thereafter w/o causing full blown diabetes?

Can a short 6mon tapered bout of corticosteroids worsen insulin sensitivity thereafter w/o causing full blown diabetes?

Absolutely: ?95% of dm is type ii, aka Insulin resistance, & this commonly progresses over 20-40 years before reaching hba1c 6.5%, ada level for DX dm. As long as the pancreas beta cells can keep ? insulin+amylin release enough to keep glucose below this level, then ?6.5%. Yet optimal health, from human research: hba1c 5.0%. ? steroids, internal or external, always ? Insulin resistance, even for just a day. ...Read more

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How could a young 30 y/o skinny person get diabetes?

How could a young 30 y/o skinny person get diabetes?

It's called: Type 1 diabetes and can occur at any age no matter what your weight. Check with diabetes.Org for more info. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more