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 about 2 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 2 years 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 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I agree get a lawyer. Keep recites of everything. Your meds Dr bills mileage round trip to pharmacy Dr any rehab you may have and physical therapy. It does take about 1&1/2 to2 yrs but you should get back pay. Good luck

posted about 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I started a new job yesterday and it was so less stressful than my old job. It will be interesting to see if less stress is helpful for my health issues. I wasn't allowed to have water at the old place and often went home feeling dehydrated. There were times, too, when I went too long without eating, which couldn't have been helpful. I'm guessing the worst part of it for me was the emotional stress of my old job. Once, a guy came in with a gun, there were drug deals in the parking lot, many things got stolen, and employees fought. This kind of stuff happened frequently. Usually, while it was going on i was trying to make sure one of my many patients didn't code. I'll still deal with sick patients, but the environment is much calmer.

posted about 2 years ago
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