The Social Security Administration considers your ability to engage in any kind of work when it determines whether you are disabled under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines and regulations. A few conditions are so severe that you are presumed to be disabled if you meet certain guidelines, either under the “compassionate allowance”, which are extremely severe conditions, or if you meet certain “listings”. Most of the listings are very complex and require proof of several objectively verifiable conditions or findings. Both the compassionate allowances and the listings can be found on the Social Security web site.
The Social Security Administration considers diabetes, including both Type 1 and Type II and gestational diabetes in conjunction with the many very adverse effects it may have on your body, including many systems. For example, many diabetics have neuropathy in their feet, hands, eyes, and other organs.
Listing 9.08A for diabetic neuropathy is met where there is demonstrated significant and persistent disorganization of motor function in two extremities.
Listing 9.08B maybe met if you have acidosis on average of once every two months. This usually means you have demonstrated Brittle Diabetes.
Listing 9.08C may be met if you are diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and retinitis proliferans. You r loss of vision will in turn be measured under the loss of vision listing. This would include loss of visual efficiency due to diabetic retinopathy.
If you meet the definitions in the listing as to how disabling the condition is you may entitled to Social Security disability benefits. You may also be entitled to benefits if your condition medically equals a listing, or if it otherwise prevents you from being able to engage in substantial gainful activity.
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