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Type 2 Weak nails

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Viv19, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Viv19

    Viv19 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m wondering whether my T2 diabetes causes my brittle, flaky nails. Does anyone know?
    I’ve had this problem for years now, and have tried just about everything to solve it. I should have bought shares in Sally Hansen and Boots because if it’s on the market, I’ve tried it. And nothing works. I stopped using the paint on strengtheners because they didn’t do the job, and I thought massaging in oil, cream etc etc would be more effective. I’m not aiming for talons- just tidy non scrubby hands would be fine. They look so tatty.
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Could it be that you aren't getting enough calcium in your diet?
     
  3. Viv19

    Viv19 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve taken extra calcium supplements, also Vit D, because my levels are low even with sun.
    I just wondered whether it might be down to the diabetes because I can’t find any other reason.
     
    #3 Viv19, Apr 17, 2019 at 6:55 PM
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
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