25.8 million Americans have diabetes.
8.3% of the United States’ population has diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011). The American Diabetes Association describes diabetes as:
“a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin.”
Types of Diabetes
Generally there are three types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. The American Diabetes Association describes the generic different types as follows:
“Type ed advanced lite set online 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin.
Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease.”
“Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.”
“Gestational diabetes starts when your body is not able to make and use all the insulin it needs for pregnancy. Without enough insulin, glucose cialis coupon cannot leave the blood and be changed to energy.”
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse lists many complications from diabetes to include the following:
- – Heart Disease
- – Diabetic Neuropathy (Tingling and Numbness)
- – Eye Damage
- – Erectile Dysfunction
- – Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose)
- – Kidney Disease
- – Gastroparesis (Stomach Nerve Damage)
Social Security addresses diabetes in listing 9.00(b)(5). If your diabetes is uncontrolled, it can cause considerable health complications. These complications can cause irreversible conditions that may prevent you from being able to work. If you believe that your diabetes is preventing you from the ability to work, please contact the attorneys at Kasunic & Weeks Co., LPA for further information regarding applying for Social Security Benefits.