Diabetes occurs when the body does not make enough insulin process the glucose. Diabetes can be controlled by treatment with a combination of medication and with a healthy diet. Older people diabetes sometimes cannot be controlled, and may cause damage to internal organs and other problems may occur.
Adult Diabetes can cause Symptoms and Complications
The symptoms with Diabetes Type 1 and Diabetes Type 2 involve unusual thirst and hunger, frequent urination, being extreme fatigue. People who have type 2 diabetes may experience frequent infections, suffer from tingling or numbness in the feet and hands, and cuts that are slowly healing.
Complications from Diabetes may include the following:
- Retinopathy (vision and eye problems)
- Cellulitis (skin infections) etc.
- Nephropathy (kidney disease)
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (reduced blood flow to your limbs)
- Neuropathy (nerve damage) in hands or feet that interrupt your ability to walk, stand or the use of your hands
- Gastroparesis ( type o never damage that interferes with the digestion systems)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Heart Disease
Diabetes Qualification for Disability Benefits
If your diabetes is uncontrolled and have cause you to stop working for 12 months, and you are unable to return back to work at least 12 months then you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSDI/SSD) Benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits. In order to qualify for disability benefits, the damage causes your diabetes have to be severely limit complication that fulfills the Social Security’s Disability requirements listings.
If you do not follow your physician’s prescribed treatment for your uncontrolled diabetes, you will not be eligible for your disability benefits.
Diabetic Complications for Meeting the Disability Listing
The SSA Listing of Impairments can be found in the Blue Book to inform you
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