I have Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

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    Diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in 1997, & contracted diabetic peripheral neuropathy in 1999. I've been working as a nurse with this syndrome for the last 11 years & it really doesn't impede my abilities too much.

    Though it's painfull & uncomfortable while at rest & at home, I'm able to work on my feet all day without too much discomfort.. Go figure!!! I applied for Social Security Dis- ability last year & was denied, I'm hoping I will be considered this year, because I'm 61 years old!
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    Diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in 1997, & contracted diabetic peripheral neuropathy in 1999. I've been working as a nurse with this syndrome for the last 11 years & it really doesn't impede my abilities too much.

    Though it's painfull & uncomfortable while at rest & at home, I'm able to work on my feet all day without too much discomfort.. Go figure!!! I applied for Social Security Dis- ability last year & was denied, I'm hoping I will be considered this year, because I'm 61 years old!
    I hate to rain but I doubt you will be granted SSDI. Peripheral neuorpathy alone does not guarantee you SSDI. And you must be unable to preform any type of gainful employment for a period of one year. Unless you have long term disability insurance, how would you live? And SSDI has gotten harder and harder to get on. I was granted mine, in 1990, after eighteen months and a hearing before an administrative law judge. It is my understanding that the wait for a hearing is now more then thirty six months. There is a lack of judges and our President's refusal to request funding for more.

    Woody


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