Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes is where the body has high blood sugar. This can happen if the body doesn't produce enough insulin on its own or because cells aren't responding to the insulin produced. Symptoms include frequent urination, an increase in thirst and hunger.

There are (3) three main types of diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body is not producing enough insulin. This requires manually injected insulin for control.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the bodies cells are resistant to insulin.

Gestational diabetes can occur during pregnancy and may develop into type 2 diabetes.

There are other types of diabetes as well such as congenital diabetes, monogenic diabetes, steroid diabetes, etc. All forms of diabetes are treatable.

Treatment often includes diet and insulin. Many morbidly obese individuals suffer from type 2 diabetes. Diabetes can lead to other complications which include cardiovascular disease, renal failure, damage to the retinas, etc.

One major type of complication from diabetes can be damage to blood vessels. When blood vessels in the retina of the eye are damaged it's referred to as "Diabetic Retinopathy". It can lead to loss of vision and blindness.

"Diabetic Neuropathy" occurs when the vessels of the nervous system are involved and commonly causes numbness and pain of the feet.

"Diabetic Nephropathy" occurs when diabetes affects the kidneys and can ultimately lead to a need for dialysis. Medical Management can help to reduce the risk of damage to the body.

It is important that your treating doctors note your symptoms as a part of your treatment record. It is usually a good idea to prepare a list of your symptoms and remind your doctor of the complete list of symptoms which you are experiencing.

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At the Law Offices of Gary Glenn, we have assisted many clients who have suffered from various forms of Diabetes in obtaining Social Security Disability benefits.