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The integumentary system – your skin, hair, nails and glands – all work in conjunction with your body’s immune system, acting as a barrier to protect it from the outside world.

Your skin protects against invasive bacteria, regulates your body temperature and picks up information about your environment from the stimulation of touch, pressure, pain, heat, and cold. It makes perfect sense, then, that when there’s something wrong, your skin will often fire the first warning flare – but you need to be paying enough attention to pick it up!

Type 2 diabetes, for example, can go undetected for a significant period of time. But before it progresses, you may notice distinct changes in your skin, like darkening in the folds at the back of your neck, groin and armpits. Here are other skin signs worth knowing, and some tips on how to treat them.

Of course, if you’re anxious about any aspect of your physical health, have noticed

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