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Body piercing: a dangerous practice in type 1 diabetes?
  Body piercing is becoming increasingly common, but is not without complications. We present the cases of two patients with type 1 diabetes who required hospital admission following tongue piercing. These cases led us to survey the current practice of piercing establishments in the Lothian area. This revealed inconsistencies and a lack of information regarding the management of diabetes following piercing. As a result of this, an information leaflet was produced which is now available to all patients with diabetes who have a piercing performed. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    13 June 2006

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    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Library of Congress:

    RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    616 Diseases


Charlton, J., Adamson, K., Strachan, M., & Mcknight, J. (2006). Body piercing: a dangerous practice in type 1 diabetes?. Practical Diabetes International, 23(4), 166-168.



Body piercing, body art, complications, diabetes, Lothian,

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