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Type 1 Diabetes recent onset!

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I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2017 OUT OF NOWHERE.

i am a Navy Reservist and deployed in later 2009 to mid 2010 and again later 2014 to mid 2015; had a 2 year recall between those deployments.  

Only healthcare received since commissioning in 2008 was from the Navy and no issues EVER.

insulin dependent and have dietary restrictions and in a non deployable status.

VA denied initial claim due to Type 1 not showing on active duty and now appealing.

Anyone with successful experience getting a rating with my circumstances?  I live in Upstate New York.

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Its "not true" that you have to have a diagnosis in service.  But, if they can get you to beleive that lie and you wont appeal, then you wont get the benefit.  VA makes stuff up to deny lots of times.  

You need:

1.  A current diagnosis. 

2.  An "in service event" or aggravation.  What event or events do you allege caused your diabetis?  

3.  Nexus, or doctor opinion that your current diagnosis was at least as likely as not caused by an event in service.  

      Some conditions are presumptive.  If you are a boots on the ground Vietnam Vet, you should be eligible for presumptive sc.  See the list, here:

https://www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/hazardous-materials-exposure/agent-orange/related-diseases/

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22 hours ago, Marc14 said:

I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2017 OUT OF NOWHERE.

i am a Navy Reservist and deployed in later 2009 to mid 2010 and again later 2014 to mid 2015; had a 2 year recall between those deployments.  

Only healthcare received since commissioning in 2008 was from the Navy and no issues EVER.

insulin dependent and have dietary restrictions and in a non deployable status.

VA denied initial claim due to Type 1 not showing on active duty and now appealing.

Anyone with successful experience getting a rating with my circumstances?  I live in Upstate New York.

No issues ever that you know of. Do you have access to your service medical record?

So, if Type 1 Diabetes came out of nowhere, yet you have been deployed in the past. 

1.What was your NEC?

2. Where were you deployed?

3. Were you around burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan for an extended period of time while deployed?

https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/burnpits/index.asp

4. If you were deployed to one of the sandboxes. This also may need to be considered.

https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/sand-dust-particulates/index.asp

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I do have access to my medical record and the has NEVER been an issue with blood sugar levels; and I have gone through it with a Navy doctor and my primary care doctor.

I’m a Supply Corps Officer in the Navy Reserves.  I was deployed to Iraq, in Al Asad, 2009-2010 and to a ship out of Bahrain 2014-2015.

i also spent two years after my Iraq deployment on active duty but stationed in Coronado, CA.

is there any credence to the anthrax vaccine causing Type 1?

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Yes, you can get sc for it "provided that" you have documetation of the anthrax vaccine AND your doc says its at least as likely as not related to your event in military service.  If its not on the presumptive list, then you need a nexus.  I have no idea if a doc will give you a nexus or not.  The doctor will have to supply a medical rationale as to why he thinks your anthrax vaccine caused your diabetes.  

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https://www.google.com/search?q=Can+anthrax+vaccine+cause+Diabetes+Type+one&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS695US695&oq=Can+anthrax+vaccine+cause+Diabetes+Type+one&aqs=chrome..69i57.29070j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Under my search above 

There is certainly some medical support for the theory of anthrax vacine causing diabetes Type I .

Type II ( Diabetes Mellitus) is presumptive to AO, but not Type One.

Broncovet is correct- an IMO/IME can help- the doctor must follow the IMO/IME criteria here at hadit, use the correct wording , such as "as likely as not", etc and also can support his/her IMO/IME with good excerpts, from the types of medical abstracts that will be in the search feature above.He/she might even have more recent studies to use.

The independent doctor needs to have the proper expertise in Endocrine disorders and must rule out any other etiology but for the anthrax vaccine, to cause the Type One diabetes.

They will need copies of your SMRS, and all VA and/or private medical records.

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