Currently set to Index
Currently set to Follow
Can a diabetic teenager get a piercing or a small tattoo?
Requested by Age2B visitor
by AGE2B

As a general rule, piercings/tattoos are not good ideas because they can lead to infection. It's best to consult with a nurse in your physician's practice. The conditions would have to be most sterile for any piercings - or pedicures for that matter. If the blood sugars are in control, and your medical team knows of a place that has met some hygiene standard, then sit can be better to let the teenager have a piercing or a tattoo. Keep in mind that a teenager can do it on his/her own in far less safe places.

Ask your question

We read all your emails and your text. Your question will be responded by our specialists, or one of the doctors we're working with, or our community