Diabetes mellitus is a disease or classification of diseases that affect the way that sugar is absorbed into the body. This creates a high blood sugar because the body is unable to regulate insulin levels. There are three types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational. Diabetes mellitus, no matter which type can be life changing and can result in very serious complications that keeps a person out of work for long periods of time.

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Types of Diabetes

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  • Type 1 Diabetes: Generally, this form of diabetes is diagnosed in children and young adults and was previously considered to be juvenile diabetes. People with Type 1 diabetes have bodies that do not produce any insulin. Insulin is what the body produces to process the sugar that we eat.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: This is the most common type of diabetes and it is diagnosed at all ages. It is a disease where either the body does not produce enough insulin or the body is ignoring the insulin and not processing the sugar properly. When insulin does not break down the sugar properly, it is impossible for the body to convert the sugar to energy and the sugar builds up in the blood making the person very sick.
  • Gestational Diabetes: A form of diabetes that is diagnosed during pregnancy around the 24th week. This is a form of diabetes where the hormones that are created during pregnancy block the insulin from breaking down the sugar in the body. This form is generally mild, non-life threatening and the blood sugar returns to normal after the baby is born.

Symptoms of Diabetes mellitus

kidneysDiabetes can lead to life threatening symptoms. The symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes include frequent urination, unusual thirst, excessive hunger, extreme weight loss, and unusual tiredness. The symptoms of Type 2 diabetes include any of the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes and also blurred vision, infections, slow healing process, and numb or tingling hands and feet. Not all of these symptoms have to be present and frequently people with Type 2 Diabetes do not present any symptoms. There are many complications that arise from diabetes, these include:

  • Bladder Control Issues
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Nerve Damage
  • Eye Disease
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Stomach Nerve Damage

Diabetes mellitis can be a debilitating disease that keeps you out of work for long periods of time. If you or a loved one has this disease and it is affecting your life so severely that your doctor tells you that you should not return to work, contact an experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney right away. An experienced Social Security attorney in Rhode Island can help you to make important life decisions and can ease the stress of the application process to the Social Security Administration. Nearly 75 percent of all first time applicants for Social Security Disability are denied benefits. This denial is generally not because the disability is not worthy of benefits, but rather because the paperwork was not what the Social Security Administration was looking for.

medical record for person with Diabetes MellitusWhen looking to approve or deny a claim for Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration relies heavily on the medical record provided to them as well as the opinion of the treating physician. It is important to have an attorney look these papers over in order to be sure that they accurately reflect the pain that you are experiencing. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can ensure that you put the best claim forward for benefits that you have and can also reduce the stress of compiling and reading all of the information yourself. Dealing with the symptoms Diabetes mellitis can be stressful and a competent and experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney can ease the stress and pain of fighting for your right to Social Security Disability compensation. An experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney can also ensure that the Social Security Administration is aware of the extent of your disability and your inability to work.

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man with Diabetes Mellitus meeting with a personal injury lawyerIf you have a lawyer prior to filing a claim with the Social Security Administration, your chances of succeeding are nearly doubled. Not only are your chances of success greater, but you will begin receiving your benefits more quickly. If you plan on, or are currently doing business with the Social Security Administration, call The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates now. We can help to ensure that your claim is processed quickly, efficiently, and successfully. We at d’Oliveira & Associates are highly skilled in the area of Social Security Disability law and have helped many clients successfully. Please contact The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.