From Rialto, California, USA:
I am 15 years old, have type 1 diabetes, and I want to know if it would be a bad idea to pierce my belly button. I have heard that there are some risks if I do.
I'm not sure that there are specific reasons why someone with diabetes should avoid body piercing except that on occasion (when blood sugar control is not adequate), people with diabetes take longer to heal and can have more of a risk for infections.
Original posting 11 Mar 2003
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