Diabetes is a health condition that affects the body's ability to process the sugar in food and convert it to energy. When it is not properly controlled, additional health concerns (complications) can arise. It is important to seek proper medical care. When a person is not well, it can be difficult to make appointments and balance a work schedule. Disability benefits are available for those who cannot work due to diabetes and its complications. An attorney like the professionals at the Law Office of Sheryl Mazur can help.
Diabetes and Your Health
Diabetes is an inability of the body to regulate blood sugar levels. It may alternate between too high and too low. This fluctuation can make following a routine difficult and exhaustion is common. Other symptoms include the following:
- Excessive thirst
- Weight loss
- Frequent urination
- Visual disturbances
This condition is treatable in most cases. A daily regimen of measuring blood sugar levels and taking insulin is often necessary. When the condition is under control, individuals are usually able to work full time. If the blood sugar is not regulated, then irreversible complications can arise. These complications may prevent a claimant from working. The following are some complications that can arise as a result of poorly controlled blood sugar
- Kidney damage
- Heart failure
Applying for Disability Benefits
Individuals applying for disability benefits fill out a single form. It must include a number of personal details. The two most important are health and employment. To qualify for benefits, it must be determined that the health condition affects the ability to work.
An examiner will consider medical records with particular attention to the amount of time the condition has lasted or is expected to last. He or she will also evaluate work history to determine if alternative work arrangements are possible.
Working with the Law Office of Sheryl Mazur
Sheryl Mazur has a passion for helping those with disabilities. Her volunteer work and career experience make her uniquely qualified to assist individuals with the application process. She began as an attorney in Social Security and has moved to the applicant side of the desk.
When the initial application is denied, an attorney can also work through appeals from reconsideration up to the Federal Court. An attorney who understands your case and will fight for your benefits is a valuable advocate. They will make sure the medical record is complete and form an argument based on Social Security's rules for your case.
Let a legal professional deal with the system while you focus on your health. If you need help with any stage of the disability benefits process, call the Law Office of Sheryl Mazur at 1-877-892-0197. Alternatively, fill out the contact for to have someone call you. A representative can schedule an appointment and help you understand your options. Diabetes can be a lifelong condition , and can be manageable; however if you have not been able to manage your diabetes and have developed complications preventing you from working, then you may be eligible for disability benefits.