Horizontal nail ridges and diabetes

Patient : Perhaps too specialized for this forum, but...in 2010 I. Was dignosed with type II diabetes. This disease runs in my family, so I was aware of most common symptoms, and saw a doctor about 6 months aftebeginning to experince those. About 6 months prior to noticing the symptoms, I noted horizontal nail ridges across all of my fingers and thumbs, as well as on some of my toes. The ridges grew with my nails, until they reached the end of my fingers, and they have not returned. My question is, if this is sign od diabetes, why haven't the ridges persisted? I had no other illnesses I so far as I'm aware, except a very bad flu the year before. B y what mechanism does the beginning of diabetes cause ridges, but not cause them to persist? Thanks so much for your attention!
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