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Ridges on my fingernails!
Ever since being diagnosed 5 years ago I have ridges on my fingernails, does anyone else have these and what do they signify? Thanks
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- Hi Sharon--I don't know if nail ridges have anything to do with diabetes. I have had ridges for years and never thought anything about it. I am pre-diabetic and since I discovered that the ridges have not gotten any worse. Sorry, I couldn't be more help.#1; Sat, 15 Dec 2007 21:28:00 GMT
Before diabetes, I used to have beautiful, strong nails. Now I've got vertical ridges, horribly dry cuticles, and the nails themselves are extremely dry and brittle. Some of it may be the ageing process, but I believe a lot of it is from diabetes. After all, if it can affect the skin (dryness, cracking, yeast infections, etc.), why not the nails?
I've given up on polish, etc., and just keep my nails very short...and I should own stock in the hand-cream industry, lol.
Ruth#2; Sat, 15 Dec 2007 21:29:00 GMT
- I've had lengthwise ridges on my nails as long as I can remember, but they are still strong, not brittle and grow well - I think they are more related to aging than diabetes. A cuticle hint - I rub some plain generic vaseline into them every day after shower, then use the hand/body lotion. If your cuticles are extremely dry, you might want to do it more often.#3; Sat, 15 Dec 2007 21:30:00 GMT