There are some diseases that can be controlled by treatment. In these cases, an individual is able to lead a normal life so long as these treatments remain. On the other hand, some individuals in New Jersey and elsewhere are unable to live a normal life despite their efforts to keep the illness under control through medical treatment and interventions. In some cases, the disease can progress, impacting a person in all facets of life. This means that he or she is unable to work because of their current medical condition.

Take diabetes for example. This is a condition where a person’s blood sugar levels are too high. For the most part, people living with diabetes are able to control the disorder by monitoring their blood glucose levels and taking insulin injections. However, this may not be the solution for everyone. If the body does not make insulin or use it adequately, too much glucose will remain in the blood. Over time, this can cause damage to organs and nerve. Often, the eyes and kidneys are impacted. Diabetes can cause heart disease, stroke and could cause the need for the amputation of a limb.

Although much effort is made to control the disease, some are not able to. This disease can become disabling, as it can cause muscle, nerve or sensory neuropathy or polyneuropathy. This primarily impacts the legs, causing chances in the bone structure of the feet. It can also cause non-healing sores or open wounds in the skin. Finally, diabetes could significantly impact a person’s eyes and other organs.

At the Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, our skilled legal team understands how challenging a disabling condition can be. Whether it is a common disease like diabetes or a rare condition, when the condition becomes disabling and makes it impossible to work, our law firm is able to step in and help our clients prove disability and the need for Social Security disability benefits.

Proving disability in an application is critical. This helps prove eligibility. However, even if an applicant is initially denied, this does not mean he or she is not eligible. In these matters, it is possible to file an appeal, helping the applicant receive the SSD benefits he or she requires. To learn more, our law firm’s SSD benefits for illnesses website can be beneficial.