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I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 2 on 2 Mar 10, my last day on active duty was 28 Feb 09. I was denied service connection when I filed since I was officially diagnosed 3 days outside the 1 year window. I never appealed this claim. I was rated 60% in 2010 and never looked back. I recently happened across this site and realized, I might be able to reopen the case and submit a nexus letter stating that the diabetes manifested within the one year of me leaving active duty if not before. Lab test taken on 25 Feb 09 show a Glucose reading of 324. For some reason HB A1C test wasn't take until 2 Mar 10. My HB A1C was 12.5. The 2 Mar 10 date puts me inside the 1 year window. There is no way my diabetes appeared in 3 days after the 1 year window. I am also service connected with Hypothyrodism (Hashimotos) which caused weight gain and slows the metabolism. I was diagnosed in 1998. Some medical evidence also shows slow thyroid can cause Diabetes. Due to weight gain from my underactive thyroid, I was clinically obese on active duty. If I can't get Diabetes added by showing it is service connected, maybe I can add it as a secondary to my Hypothyrodisim. What are your thoughts?
NO C-FILE 1. Diagnosis <X> Hypothyroidism Date of Diagnosis: 1996 - Not treated 2. Medical record review <X> Other, describe: CPRS Notes 3. Medical history a. Describe teh history of the Veteran's thyroid and/or parathyroid condition: States DX with hypothyroidism in 1996 while in the military. Been on medications 2005 b. Is continuous medication required for control of a thyroid or parathyroid condition? <X> YES Synthroid 0,137 4 Findings, signs and symptoms b. Does the Veteran currently have any findings, signs or symptoms attributable to a hypothyroid condition? YES If yes, check all that apply <X> Fatigability If checked, describe: QD <X> Constipation <X> Mental sluggishness <X> Muscular weakness <X> Weight gain ---- Baseline 300 current 310 <X> Sleepiness <X> Cold Intolerance 5. Physical exam d. Blood pressure: 160/100 6. Reflex exam 1+ Hypoactive Biceps Right 1+ Left 1+ Triceps Right 1+ Left 1+ Brachioradialis Right 1+ Left 1+ Knee Right 1+ Left 1+ Ankle Right 1+ Left 1+ 10. Diagnostic testing b. Has laboratory testing been performed? YES <X> TSH Results: 6.65 Date: 12/11 12. Remark, if any: Hypothyroidism