Diabetes And Social Security Disability Attorneys

Diabetes mellitus is a common condition affecting more than 20 million people in the United States. It affects both children and adults. A person with diabetes either produces no insulin at all, or the body does not make efficient use of the insulin that is produced.

In most cases both type I and type II diabetes can be adequately controlled with diet alone or diet plus medications. A majority of people afflicted with diabetes are able to work. But, in some cases, the condition is not discovered until irreparable damage has occurred, leaving it impossible for a person to maintain full-time employment.

At Dobbs Law, we work with clients who are unable to remain gainfully employed due to complications of diabetes. Securing Social Security disability benefits is a complex process. Having the assistance of a highly skilled attorney on your side greatly increases your chances of securing the benefits you deserve.

With over 20 years of history of advocating for disabled clients, the lawyers and staff at Dobbs Law know what is necessary to achieve success. To arrange a free consultation, contact us toll-free at 888-366-8134.

Understanding The Cmplications Of Diabetes

When diabetes is not properly controlled, complications may occur. An increase in blood sugar can cause fatigue, nausea, blurred vision and itching skin, among the milder symptoms. Ketoacidosis, a much more serious complication, can result in coma or death.

Even with regular treatment, the diabetes can progress, resulting in organ damage, which can be severe enough to prevent work. The damage caused by high blood sugar levels can include:

  • Neuropathy: Loss of Sensation in the Hands and Feet
  • Retinopathy
  • Kidney Failure

Do I Quality For Benefits?

Whether diabetes is considered disabling or not will depend on the extent of the organ damage and the resulting limitations. A person with severe neuropathy in the hands may have trouble with jobs involving handling objects. Retinopathy can significantly affect vision. Kidney impairment can cause chronic fatigue, among other symptoms. Medical records, including lab results and tests to measure the extent of any damage, are key to your disability claim.

Contact Dobbs Law

If you have questions regarding diabetes and Social Security disability, contact us toll-free at 888-366-8134.