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I just proved that a 23 yr old veteran likely had/has non-malignant parathyroid nodules and hypothyroidism due to exposure to HF radio as hull tech/damage control team for a 270 day cruise under 3.309 and 3.311. Two hours well spent. Hows your day going?
To: Subject: NDAA Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions January 6, 2021 Directors (00): Please distribute to National Call Centers and Public Contact Teams. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA) (H.R.6395) added three (3) more conditions to the Agent Orange presumptive-conditions list wherein Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange may qualify for benefits: bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinsonism, or Parkinson-like symptoms. Veterans and survivors are encouraged to submit claims. Thank you. Office of Field Operations- NCC
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