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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 over 4 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 over 4 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 over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I went to the disability office. Told them i would like to apply. Signed releases from doctors. I recieved it 6 months later. I did not use a lawyer. I have lumbar stensis of the back, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, both knees are gone. Trouble walking with my back and hip. On a cane. Can not stand more than 20 minutes or so and walking. After about 15 - 20 i need to rest a min. annoying. I have all my life be a very strong woman. Independent, hard time asking for help. Now i am with my daughter and i fall a lot, sometimes need help getting up. I never in a million years would have seen me here like this. Well here i am. I am still strong, independent. But now i ask for that help. I learned it does not make me weak.
Everyone. I just wanted to say also. Thank you for allowing me here. It helps to talk to people like me. With similar issues who understand. People who are excepting, understanding, forgiving and respectable who listen and do not criticize. God Bless you all. 🙏

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

If you have a union at your job, you may want to ask them about disability.

posted over 2 years ago
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