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Screening Guidelines for Diabetes

Diabetes can be a disabling condition that prevents an individual from working for a long period of time. During this period of illness, treatment and recovery, long term disability benefits maybe available to offset your lost wages.

The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, a diverse coalition of 18 have come to together to change how America approached health burdens imposed by diabetes.

According to Martha Ringer, Chief Advocacy Officer, for the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Diabetes “Is a public health crisis that threatens to overwhelm our health system…some 79 million Americans are on the verge of diabetes and another 7 million have undiagnosed diabetes.

She pointed out that these diabetes screening guidelines can help prevent Americans from experiencing the “terrible complications of diabetes- such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, chronic kidney disease, amputation, even death.”

Screening is the first step in preventing or delaying diabetes. Screening can help diabetics receive the care to help reduce complications of the disease. Those on the verge of diabetes can reduce their risk of developing Type II diabetes through lifestyle changes, including weight reduction and increases in physical activity.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who purchased a disability plan from a private insurer who have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, long-term disability carriers don’t make it easy for those with diabetes to get access to the benefits they deserve. If you have questions regarding eligibility for long-term disability benefits or how to appeal a denial for your long term claim for diabetes, use should contact Nancy Cavey, who can help you cut through the red tape to fight for your benefits no matter where you live in the United States. Call today at 727.894.3188.

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