Diabetes is a disorder in which the pancreas either does not produce enough insulin or the body's cells do not properly absorb insulin. What that means is that your body has trouble regulating the amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood. Without adequate insulin levels, your blood sugar levels rise to toxic levels. For anyone living with diabetes, you know that this can have a wide-reaching effect on your body. You may constantly feel tired, wounds may take a long time to heal, and you may experience problems with other organs influenced by the disease.
If you are struggling with disabling diabetes in New York, you also know that managing the disease can be a burden. Sometimes, despite you and your doctor's best efforts, you are only able to maintain poor control over diabetes. As the disease worsens, more and more body systems become involved, and it can leave you sick, miserable, and unable to provide for yourself and your family.
How Can I “Prove” My Diabetes Disability to Social Security?
When evaluating your diabetes, Social Security will consider many factors. Because diabetes can affect many parts of the body, your diabetes will be evaluated in the context of your symptoms. For example, if your diabetes has resulted in stomach and heart problems, then you will be evaluated under the listings for digestive and cardiovascular disability. Additionally, Social Security will look at how your diabetes affects your ability to work. This could include your ability to walk and move around, your ability to communicate, and your ability to follow simple instructions.
In New York, diabetes disability can be extremely difficult to prove to Social Security disability. If you are having difficulty completing your activities of daily living or otherwise finding that your diabetes significantly interferes with your life, speak with one of our experienced and friendly New York disability lawyers today at 1-855-614-4351 or 1-866-205-2415. We would be happy to meet with you in a free and confidential consultation to talk about your situation and options. At Markhoff & Mittman, we are New York Social Security disability lawyers who can help explain the process, protect your rights, and help you get your financial needs met. We look forward to speaking with you.