Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Receiving Social Security Disability
Diabetes is a problem for millions and millions of people in America. It is estimated that there are 20.8 million adults and children in the United States, or 7% of the worlds population, who have diabetes. Of this number, 14.6 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes; however, 6.2 million people (nearly one-third) do not know that they have the disease.
Diabetes is actually a set of related diseases in which your body cannot regulate the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. Glucose in your blood is what provides the energy to do the physical activities of daily life. The glucose level in your blood is regulated by several hormones, one of which is insulin. People with diabetes either cannot produce enough insulin or cannot use insulin properly, or both.
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious, potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a condition that develops when your body is not able to use glucose as a source of fuel because your body does not have any insulin or enough insulin.
When this happens, fat is used as a source of fuel for your body. As a result, byproducts of fat breakdown that are called ketones build up in your body. Keytones are toxic acids that develop in your bloodstream.
As mentioned above, diabetic ketoacidosis is caused by fat being used as an alternative fuel source by your body. There are several things that can cause this to happen. These include:
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There are several signs and symptoms that may indicate the occurrence of diabetic ketoacidosis. Some of these are:
- An infection or an illness like a urinary tract infection or pneumonia
- A problem with your insulin therapy
- High fever
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Emotional or physical trauma
- Heart attack.
You or a loved one may have diabetic ketoacidosis. This condition and/or complications resulting from it may be why you or your loved one is disabled and in need of financial help.
You or your loved one may have applied for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by diabetic ketoacidosis and/or complications resulting from this condition. Were you or your loved one denied by the Social Security Administration?
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- Stomach or abdominal pain
- Headache, nausea and vomiting
- Shortness of breath
- Deep, rapid breathing
- Decreased consciousness
- Mental stupor that may develop into a coma
- Dry mouth and skin
- Weakness or fatigue
- Difficulty breathing when lying down
- Flushed face
- Muscle aching or stiffness
- Fruity breath odor
- Excessive thirst or urination for more than a day
- Decrease in appetite