Diabetes Disability Claims Attorneys Representing Policyholders Throughout the U.S.
At Disability Insurance Law Group, our national diabetes claims attorneys know that all who have this life-changing medical condition have different daily needs and physical requirements.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, diabetes is a condition that happens when an individual’s blood sugar, also called glucose, is too high. Diabetes develops when the pancreas does not make enough insulin or any at all, or when the body is not responding correctly to the effects of insulin. Diabetes affects people of all ages, and most forms of diabetes are chronic.
Approximately 37.3 million people in the United States have diabetes, accounting for about 11% of the population. When individuals with diabetes cannot work because of its debilitating symptoms, they may qualify for disability benefits, no matter where they live or work in the U.S.
Our Florida and nationwide diabetes disability insurance claims attorneys assist policyholders nationwide in strategically submitting their claims, so they can pursue the coverage they need to support themselves going forward.
Call us today to learn more about how we have successfully produced real results for real people across the U.S. who need our help and how we can assist you in moving forward with confidence during a free consultation.
When is Diabetes Considered an Impairment?
Several types of diabetes impact each person’s life differently.
The most common forms of diabetes include:
An autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas for unknown reasons.
The body does not make enough insulin, and the body’s cells do not respond typically to insulin, which is called insulin resistance.
This type of diabetes develops in some people during pregnancy and typically goes away after pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes are at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later.
Symptoms of diabetes include:
- Blurred vision.
- Diabetes-related foot conditions.
- Frequent skin and vaginal yeast infections.
- Frequent urination.
- Increased thirst and dry mouth.
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.
- Oral health issues, such as gum (periodontal) disease.
- Sexual dysfunction due to nerve and blood vessel damage, such as erectile or vaginal dryness.
- Slow-healing sores or cuts.
- Unexplained weight loss.
Long-term diabetes complications result from sustained high glucose levels that damage the body’s tissues and organs and may include:
- Coronary artery disease.
- Hearing loss.
- Heart attack.
- Nephropathy, which can lead to kidney failure or the need for dialysis or transplant.
- Retinopathy, which can lead to blindness.
Living with diabetes has a significant impact on its sufferers’ mental health. People with diabetes are two to three times more likely to have depression than people without diabetes.
Both the physical and mental conditions associated with diabetes can leave those living with the condition unable to work and struggling to make ends meet. No matter where you work or which industry you are in, if you have disability insurance and are in the United States, you should be able to access the benefits associated with your coverage when diabetes keeps you from working.
Our Florida and nationwide diabetes disability insurance claims attorneys want to help ensure that is true by outlining the severity of your condition, compiling the necessary medical records to support your disabilities, and negotiating with your private or employer-provided insurer to achieve the benefits you are entitled to for your impairment.
At Disability Insurance Law Group, We Also Offer Insurance Claims For The Following Conditions:
Contact Our Dedicated National Diabetes Disability Insurance Claims Attorneys Today
Contact our national diabetes disability insurance attorneys today by calling 954-989-9000 or contact us online to schedule a completely free and confidential case assessment, so we can put our legal skills and resources to work for you — no matter where you live or work in the U.S.