Coolsculpting for Insulin Dependent Diabetics
By Latest Reply 2018-03-05 10:28:43 -0600
Started 2018-02-28 21:55:02 -0600

DO NOT GET COOLSCULPTING! I had it done several years ago and now have terrible insulin absorption and can't use my abdomen area to insert my pump. I am 54 and had been using my abdomen for injections since I got diabetes at age 11. tTat many years of injections caused lypohypertrophy which is scarring in the skin from both the needles and insulin itself. So between scarring and the removal of fat, my insulin absorption has been permanently affected and made my control so difficult now. Using my flanks has even gotten difficult. Coolsculpting was never tested on diabetics and when they say it's safe there is no testing or data to support it.

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msann 2018-03-05 10:28:43 -0600 Report

wow so sorry i just loose my weight exercising no surgery or any thing i work my body hard enjoy your day take care

Type1Lou 2018-03-03 17:44:15 -0600 Report

Thanks for the "heads-up" on this and sorry you're at this point. Much of what might be safe for the general, non-diabetic population may not be for those of us with diabetes. I've been injecting insulin since 1976 and pumping it since 2011. I've always rotated my injection sites/infusion sites from abdomen to thighs to upper arms to buttocks hoping that I can avoid the development of scar tissue and its subsequent insulin absorption problems. A month goes by now before I revisit the same area for infusion site insertion. So far, so good…

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