Diabetes: Two colours in your nails warning that blood sugar levels are abnormally high

The pernicious nature of type 2 diabetes means many cases of the condition go undiagnosed. As the condition develops, however, symptoms may start emerging swiftly.

Diabetes can have devastating effects on numerous organ systems inside the body, that may ricochet to the skin, hair and nails.

Poor peripheral circulation is common with diabetes, often resulting in a loss of sensation in the feet, or changes in the appearance of nails.

This is the direct result of high blood sugar levels that are left untamed for long periods, injuring nerves throughout the body.

Elizabeth Salada, from Diabetes UK, explains that nails are an often overlooked window into your health.

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