Diabetes and Social Security DisabilityDiabetes and Social Security Disability

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce (or misuses) insulin, the hormone needed to convert starches and other foods into the energy we use every day. Diabetes affects both adults and children. The cause of this disease is not yet known; however environmental factors, such as obesity, as well as genetics do play a role. The symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Vision problems

Many people often suffer from these symptoms even if they do not have diabetes. Because these symptoms are rather mild and most people do suffer from them, diabetes often goes undiagnosed.

There are four major types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes; type 2 diabetes; gestational diabetes; and pre-diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is when the body fails to produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes results from insulin resistance and deficiency. Gestational diabetes is seen when pregnant women who have never had diabetes before suddenly become diabetic during pregnancy. Pre-diabetes is a condition of high blood glucose levels, but not quite high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes is included in conditions covered under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The listing of covered diseases does not distinguish between the types of diabetes. Whether or not benefits will be granted if you suffer from diabetes depends on the effect the disease is having on your life. If you suffer from diabetes and it is preventing you from performing the basic daily functions required in order to sustain your employment, you may be entitled to receive benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance. For more information about diabetes, please visit the Diabetes Health Center.

If you or a loved one suffers from diabetes and would like to learn more about receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, please contact the experienced attorneys at The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers, with several offices all around the country today.

The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers handles Social Security disability claims for clients throughout the United States of America. Please contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today to schedule a free consultation. Our Social Security disability attorneys want to help you.

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