Diabetes is a disease that affects millions and millions of people in America. It is estimated that there are 20.8 million children and adults in the United States, or 7% of the world’s population, who have diabetes.
Diabetes is really a set of related diseases in which your body cannot regulate the amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood. Glucose in your blood is what gives you the energy to do the physical activities of daily life. Either, you cannot produce enough insulin, or you cannot use insulin properly, or both.
There are different types of diabetes. These are:
- Type 1 diabetes – This is a type of diabetes where your body fails to produce insulin. This is the kind of diabetes that 5-10% of Americans have who are diagnosed with diabetes.
- Type 2 diabetes – This is a type of diabetes where your body fails to properly use the insulin produced by your body. Most Americans diagnosed with diabetes have this type.
- Gestational diabetes – This is a type of diabetes that affects about 4% of all pregnant women.
- Pre-diabetes – This is a condition where your blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
The effects caused by type 1 diabetes may be dramatic and come suddenly. Some of these are:
- In association with an injury or illness like a virus
- Extra stress can cause diabetic ketoacidosis. This is where acid levels get dangerously high in your blood and can lead to diabetic coma.
- Nausea and vomiting.
The effects of type 2 diabetes are subtle and often attributed to obesity or aging. In fact, you can have type 2 diabetes for years without knowing it. Some of the ways that you may be affected are:
- Excessive thirst
- Excessive urination
- Excessive eating
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Poor wound healing
- Altered mental status.
Diabetes and/or complications resulting from it may have reached a point where you or a loved one is unable to work. Diabetes may be the cause of your disability.
If this is true, you or your loved one may need help. You may need financial assistance.
Have you or your loved one applied for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by diabetes and/or complications resulting from this disease? Were you or your loved one denied by the Social Security Administration?
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