You also need to pay attention to how you feel when your blood sugar is low or high. After all, if you had no change in your symptoms no matter how high or low your blood sugar was, then you probably wouldn't be disabled, would you? Instead, take note if you are getting dizzy, sweaty, nauseated, have trouble thinking, or even pass out. It's pretty difficult to work if you are passing out from your diabetes regularly.
Diabetes also has a long term effect on the rest of your body. About half of people with diabetes develop neuropathy, or nerve damage. Pay attention to your fingers and your feet. Are they going numb easily? Do they hurt? Do they feel like they are falling asleep? This is called parasthesias and is common. Your hands and feet may get weaker as your diabetes and neuropathy progress. Neuropathy can be tested by a test called an electromyography or EMG. An EMG tests the electrical impulses through your nerves. If the nerves are damaged, the EMG will find it.
Eye problems are extremely common with diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts and macular edema can all occur with diabetes. If you have diabetes and notice problems with your vision, please go directly to an eye specialist. Do not assume that it is simply a passing problem or simply due to age. Once diagnosed with diabetes, you should have your eyes checked regularly even if your vision was previously fine.
You can also get gastroparesis, kidney disease and ketoacidosis which can lead to a diabetic coma. So in short, don't mess around with diabetes. Take your insulin and follow a diabetic diet. Social Security specifically looks for neuropathy that is bad enough to keep you from walking and moving around effectively. They look for ketoacidosis occurring once every two months, and they look for diabetic retinopathy bad enough that your vision is worse than 20/200. If your diabetes isn't that bad, you just need to show Social Security that it's bad enough to keep you from working eight hours a day, five days a week.
Diabetes is a tough disease. For more information, go to diabetes.org, http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/home/ . For more information call The Foster Law Firm today at (844)303-0735.