Is Diabetes Preventing You From Maintaining Employment?

Diabetes is a condition in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.

Social Security looks at how diabetes affects your maximum ability to perform work-related activities on a continuing basis. Social Security is required to consider the nature and extent of your diabetes, and how this condition restricts your ability to sit, stand, walk, lift, carry, push, and pull, as well as your ability to perform postural or manipulative activities (i.e. bending, twisting, stooping, reaching, fingering, or feeling). Social Security will also assess any further limitations that your diabetes might cause, such as a need for environmental restrictions, unscheduled breaks, or excessive absences due to symptoms or treatments.

If diabetes interferes with your ability to manage daily activities or maintain employment, Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon LLP can help. Our attorneys help individuals suffering from diabetes fight for disability benefits. If you are disabled because of your diabetes, or if you need help determining if you are eligible to receive Social Security benefits because of diabetes, contact Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon for a free case evaluation.

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