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Diabetetic Ketoacidosis/hhs And Focal/jacksonian Seizures




It's been a while since my last post. Recently my blood sugar shot up to 600 and I taken to the ER and spent a few days ICU being treated for Diabetetic Ketoacidosis/HHS and Focal/Jacksonian Seizure conditions. I also felt light-headed/fainted and fell backwards down a small flight on stairs in my home...I thought it was over for me. I 'm now taking insulin, special diet and no strenous activity routine. I'm still not rated for DMII...my NOD is still pending since Mar 2010 for DMII and exposure to herbicides in Thailand. Any advice on how to expedite the claim review/decision process?

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I suggest that you make sure the VA has these updated medical records in support of your pending claim as they could be critical to your rating.

I hope your exposure evidence clearly fits into the Thailand Directive:


It is always worth posting a link to this important directive here again at hadit.

Some recent Thailand AO/herbicide awards:


This was a widow's claim:

In part:

“The C&P Service has determined that a special consideration of herbicide exposure on a factual basis should be extended to Veterans whose duties placed them on or near the perimeters of Thailand military bases. VA's Adjudication Procedure Manual, M21-1MR, Part IV, Subpart ii, Chapter 2, Section C, para. 10(q) provides that herbicide exposure may be conceded on a direct/facts-found basis if the Veteran served with the U.S. Air Force in Thailand during the Vietnam Era at one of the Royal Thai Air Force Bases (RTAFBs) at U-Tapao, Ubon, Nakhon Phanom, Udorn, Takhli, Korat, or Don Muang, and as an Air Force security policeman, security patrol dog handler, member of the security police squadron, or otherwise near the air base perimeter as shown by evidence of daily work duties, performance evaluation reports, or other credible evidence.

In considering the Veteran's MOS of an inventory management specialist, his counterinsurgency experience from July 1966 to July 1967 in Thailand, he served in an isolated area in Thailand, and he was medically qualified for remote site assignment, the Board will resolve doubt in favor of the Appellant and find the Veteran worked near the Takhli RTAFB air base perimeter. See generally Pentacost v. Principi, 16 Vet. App. 124 (2002). “

It includes the specific M21-1MR Section ( that can be searched) that controls how the VA handles these claims.


Thailand exposure to herbicides granted.

If you google M21-1MR, Part IV, Subpart ii, Chapter 2, Section C, para. 10(q),the M21 guidelines are found at page 2-C-32

With over 900,000 VA claims pending , it is impossible to determine how to expedite any of them,in my opinion.

The best thing a veteran can do is to use the time these claims are taking to make 100% sure that their evidence is solid and that VA has it all.

My claim filed in 2003 took 7 years to resolve and my recent AO claim only took 2 years but included an additional claim that they finally awarded after almost 8 years.

The claims were prepared properly and I had significant evidence for all of them.


they took an extraordinary amount of time, which I spent in acquiring even more evidence.

Have you formally applied for TDIU yet?

Or are you still employed?

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