Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Relieved Davis
When you originally presented to the officeyou presented with very very intense peripheral neuropathy pain in the lower legs and feet.How have you been responding to our peripheral neuropathy treatments, and how do you feeltoday? Today I feel real good, when I first started i couldn't feel a thing under thebottom of my feet. I couldn't feel the carpet, now I can walk on my carpet at home and ifthere are any crumbs I can feel those and find them. Before I couldn't feel them. Asfar as my legs go I had it felt like there were thousands of needles jabbing them. Nowthat is gone and I have a little pain once in a while but nothing like before. I can,I have little unbalances still walking, but
otherwise I feel 100% better than I did whenI came in here. Well congratulations on your results and we're very proud to have you hereas a patient. Oh well I'm glad you could do something for me. Thank you.
Social Security Disability and Type II Diabetes
Hi. This is Jonathan Ginsberg. I would liketo talk to you today about how I approach Social Security disability casesinvolving Type II diabetes. Type II is the typically adult onset diabetes.It is not juvenile or Type I diabetes. That's really a separate type ofcategory but Type II diabetes. Of course, we're seeing a lot of that becauseof diet, obesity, that type of thing, and so a lot of people have it.Of course, since diabetes is fairly common judges see it a lot. So in turnthey expect more from claimants with diabetes.
So really what I'm looking for in a diabetescase or what I think helps win would be several things. One is you shoulddefinitely be compliant with your medication. Ideally, you'd be on insulin.It's much more difficult to win a case when you're on the blood sugarpills without something else. So typically for a diabetes only case I'm lookingfor an insulin dependent diabetic. Someone who is compliant with takingthe insulin. It's not good enough to say anymore I can't afford my medicationand so I don't take it all the time or I don't like the way I feel.You've got to take the
medications on time. You've got to be compliantwith who put the diet. Typically in a Type II diabetes case, your will give you a diabetic diet. American Diabetes Association Diet willrestrict your calories and limit your sugar and simple carbohydrate intake.Very important to be compliant with that. If I see in a medicalrecord that my client is not compliant, that he or she is drinking alcoholor is not compliant with the diet, that makes it much more difficult towin. I think judges are looking for cases where there is neuropathy whichis pain in the nerve. Typically,
that is that numbness and tingling you'llfeel in your hands or your feet andor blurred vision which is the retinopathywhere the vision is being affected. The capillaries in the eye are beingdamaged by the blood sugar fluctuations. We're also looking for situations where diabeteshas been longlasting. 10 years, 15 years because as you know diabetesis a progressive disease and the damage from the blood sugar fluctuationstends to accumulate. So if you've been diabetic for four or five yearsunless you really didn't know,
you were not compliant, didn't have medicationsand had a lot of damage very quickly, judges typically are lookingfor cases where somebody had diabetes for a number of years. I think someof the other things that judges look for and I've won cases with, peoplewho need to take frequent bathroom breaks. Obviously, diabetes causesa frequent need to urinate, having a lot of bathroom breaks in excessof what is normal which might be twice a day. That can be a real problem ina work environment, especially in an unskilled work environment.
So that's one of the things that I ask myclients to keep track of. Variations and wild swings in blood sugar.I've had people tell me that low blood sugar is actually more debilitatingthan high blood sugar because it causes confusion and it's more difficult torecover from. So if your blood sugar fluctuates and you cannot keep it ata certain level, that's probably a stronger argument than one where the levelis a little bit high. It's may be a 150 blood sugar 125, but it's worse whenit goes from 40 or 60 to 300 and back and forth and so forth. So that'swhat I look for.