Diabetes Mellitus in Social Security
Diabetes can cause you to experience disabling limitations alone or in combination with other impairments and could be the reason you are not able to work. Some helpful tips on how to aid your disability case as it relates to diabetes: If you have to take insulin and you experience fluctuating blood sugars throughout the day, something that you could do to help your case would be to keep a journal of your blood sugar readings so we can see over time where your readings are. The second thing you can do to help win your diabetes case is when you have a high blood sugar reading, document the symptoms you are experiencing. A lot of times when people have a high blood sugar reading, they can have problems with: fatigue, dizziness, and fainting spells. If you are experiencing those symptoms with high blood sugar, you can reflect that in your journal. That could be helpful to your case. As with any other symptoms, if you experience these symptoms when your blood sugar is high, it is very important to report that to your doctor too. We need those symptoms reflected in your progress notes.
If your diabetes is causing you to experience neuropathy in your hands or your feet, tell your doctor that you are experiencing that diabetic nerve pain and where the pain is located. Social Security Ruling 14-2p says, “Adults with neuropathy can have problems walking, operating foot controls, and manipulating objects with their hands.” If you have these problems with diabetic nerve pain, and you report such symptoms to your doctor, that can help us put limitations in your RFC finding that can get us where we need to be as far as getting you a disability finding.
The disability attorneys of Carmichael Law Group would love the opportunity to help you win your diabetes case! Give us a call today for a free no obligation disability consultation.