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Disabling Condition: Endocrine System Problems

Conditions covered include hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Are you on pills, insulin, none or both? Do you follow a diabetic diet and/or have you attended any classes on this? Do you monitor you blood-sugar and adjust meals, activity, or medications? If your doctor has diagnosed peripheral neuropathy, have you had a confirming EMG test? […]

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Pay Attention to These Warning Signs for Diabetes

Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are serious illnesses that require treatment to avoid even more serious conditions or complications later in life. Symptoms vary a bit according to the type of diabetes, but with either type 1 or 2 you will generally get some warning signs that tell you it’s time to see […]

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Understanding the Different Types of Diabetes

If you have diabetes, the sugar, or glucose, in your blood is too high. Blood needs glucose because it is the main source of fuel for the body; but with diabetes the blood has too much glucose. There are three main kinds of diabetes: Type 1, type 2, and gestational. Glucose and Insulin First we’ll […]

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Diabetes Symptoms & Treatment Options

Symptoms of diabetes can vary from subtle to very dramatic in nature, depending on the individual and the type of diabetes he or she suffers from.  Symptoms of diabetes also vary depending on the chronicity of the disease and resulting complications.  Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to some very serious long-term symptoms and complications. Common Symptoms […]

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Diabetes Can Lead To Disability Benefits

The incidence of Diabetes is on the rise all over the world. In 2007 about 7.8% of the U.S population was reported to be diabetic. The important fact to consider here is that about 5.7 million people are still undiagnosed and 57 million people are in the pre-diabetes phase. Applicants for Social Security Disability Insurance […]

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Healthy Living Tips for those with Diabetes Mellitus

November marks National Diabetes Month. We would like to take a little time to help you learn about diabetes and offer a few words of advice to those with diabetes to help them learn how to live their life to the fullest. Over 20 million people in America suffer from Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and almost […]

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Ways That Counseling Can Help With Your Diabetes

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Diabetes is one of the most dreadful diseases known to man.  Although all three types of diabetes are treatable, Type 1 and Type 2 are incurable.  In the most severe cases, patients can go into renal failure, develop heart disease, lose their sight, and have retinal and/or nerve damage.  It’s also not uncommon to develop […]

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Diabetic Neuropathy: A Painful Problem of Diabetes

The pain that accompanies diabetes is usually due to damage to the nerves as a result of prolonged high glucose levels. This damage, called neuropathy, causes sensations that may be painful, and can have other more serious consequences. Diabetic neuropathy may also contribute to painful bone and joint disorders. Peripheral neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy are […]

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