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Is abdomen CoolSculpting okay for someone with an insulin pump?

Is abdomen CoolSculpting okay for someone with an insulin pump that is usually worn on the stomach/safe for type 1 diabetics?

I was recently told that Coolsculpting is not recommended for someone with type 1 diabetes because it is not as effective if you are insulin dependent. Can an insulin pod for the pump be placed back on the stomach area and not effect the insulin absorption? Of course, the pod can be placed on other areas of the body, but wondering how long someone would have to wait for it to be placed back on the abdomen area.

As far as I am aware, there is no evidence that Coolsculpting is less effective in people with either Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. It would be safest to discuss the treatment with your endocrinologist beforehand, and ensure that your blood sugar levels are optimally managed prior to your treatment. I’d recommend having your treatment in a clinic where a doctor is on hand in case of a hypo. I’d also recommend using your insulin pump on an area that is not being treated for a few hours before the treatment, and wouldn’t put it back onto the treated area until all of the bruising and tenderness from the Coolsculpting has fully resolved.