Diabetes and peircings

By NadiaJohnson Latest Reply 2012-07-15 17:24:12 -0500
Started 2012-07-12 16:01:31 -0500

Just wondering if other people have had troubles with piercings healing I've had some that have healed and others haven't… I dont know if it's just my body or more so the diabetes that make me prone to not healing. I know diabetes does make piercing take longer to heal but just wondering if other people have had issues as well

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roshy 2012-07-15 17:24:12 -0500 Report

i never had issues with peircings. I have had my tongue done twice, my ears and emmm my nipple done. never had any problems. It did take a considerable amount of time for it to heal and my nipple piercing left a scar but other then that if your sugars are in control during the time of the piercing there should be minor risks!! just take extra care and see your doc straight away if you fear its infected!!

best of luck!

old biker
old biker 2012-07-13 08:52:39 -0500 Report

Different areas of the body take longer to heal then others when it comes to piercings.Your introducing a foreign object to your body and the bodies natural reaction is to reject it..Any area that is pierced and covered with clothing takes the longest to heal due to lack of air and clothing rubbing on a new piercing is a constant irritation./I have 4 solid rings in one ear never had a problem. Keep the area clean and wash with purified ocean salt water sold at most tattooing and piercing shops..I have friends that do this for a living

ShellyLargent 2012-07-12 17:15:34 -0500 Report

I had my belly button pierced many, many… OK, MANY years ago and it took a very long time to heal. It did get infected once while healing and that was a pain to get to go away. I had to remove it when I was pregnant with my daughter and I never had it redone.

NadiaJohnson 2012-07-12 17:37:00 -0500 Report

I had it done twice never healed now I have a gross scare it's weird tho I had my tongue done and it healed pretty fast but like my ears and took for ever

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-07-12 16:52:31 -0500 Report

Yes it is the diabetes. As a fellow type ,1 I can say from experience that it takes alot longer to heal then those who are not. This is the reason drs are usually more hesitant to do procedures unless absolutely needed as we can also get infections easy along with the longer healing time. I have been diabetic for a long time and I have been lucky enough to not need wound care, but do put up with bruses lasting longer as well as simple cuts, bites and scrapes. I really panicked when having surgery, but it went ok and I have another one in the works. Just be careful and keep them clean and well taken care of.

I read an article about the flesh eating disease and it said that people who get it usually have an immune system that is already jepardized, diabetics being one:(