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Diabetes And Disability.

Diabetes And Disability.

I am considering going on disability. I have fought several health complications, and continued to force myself to work while doing so, but the struggle is becoming to much for me.
Aside for being diabetic, which takes a lot of time to manage, I had back surgery in January and will likely always have difficulty working long shifts on my feet. I also have colitis, high BP, anxiety, and depression.
I googled qualifying diagnosis for disability and was surprised diabetes wasn't on the list.… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Yes , get a lawyer, they will take care of all the stressful paperwork, you may be denied a couple of times, but don't give up. It will take about two years. I had also taken Metformin for 8 years, it helped my blood sugars, but I have stomach bloat and stomach issues, I look 8 months pregnant, They say it will go down well see. There are a lot of options, and take a diabetes class. Good Luck

posted almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Get a lawyer to fight for your disability. It is just about the only way you'll get it.

posted about 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Third time is usually the winning ticket. I was denied 2 other times. If you can submit information about your back and it's prognosis, that is a help. When I went in for my health exam with Social Security, I was surprised they did not xray my back, just my knees. So, I found an old note from a back doctor when I hurt my back on the job including their prognosis. Also, I had my therapist submit her notes on my mental health. I just submitted everything I could think of. I applies last October and was approved in June without having to go to court which I had to do the first 2 times. Hope this helps.

posted about 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Who can afford that though? Not many of us

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Melody, good advise but were you meaning to write receipts instead of recites? It's Ok, I knew what you meant and I am in the same boat as Renee. I can't work long hours on my feet but there are very few jobs that won't require that. I went to college to get a degree in Human Services thinking I could find an less physically demanding office job but boy was I wrong. I may have to apply for disability also.

posted over 2 years ago
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