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Question about jet fuel and diabetes

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Happy Summer Fellow Veterans,    Help!!  I am Navy Veteran who spent years at a Naval Air Station in Maine.  I am looking for information and articles about the correlation to high exposure to Jet fuel and its correlation with diabetes, hypertension and PTSD.  I have been having serious health problems.  Please send me links to resources articles that would give me information and insight.  Thanks so much in advance.  I worked on aircrafts in the wing spans and inhaled fuel all day long.

Much Appreciation.

 

Blessings Fellow Veterans

B. Ellis NY

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Robert Others may disagree with this advise but I would be going after an IMO for one or more of these with a very good doc. Somebody like  Dr Ellis, Carpenter or Bash. These are the better ones but they will cost you. That assumes you have the symptoms for these disabilities and can prove your exposure. The VA fights tooth and nail to avoid jet fuels and fluids for causing disabilities. It is going to be hard to get approval. I don't know much of your situation so you may be right about going after ptsd but I would suggest you use mental health issues rather than specifically ptsd. MH disabilities have to be diagnosed by the VA even if you have a diagnoses from your own specialist, so that may have to be from another specialist. Good luck.

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First order you C-file. After getting it, go through it.

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GBArmy is correct. These are difficult claims to succeed in.

I am sure you have studied JP 4 , benezene and other forms of fuels you might have used in service.

As GBArmy said -you will need a very strong IMO/IME - the proper format for these independent medical opinions is in our IMO forum here, and the doctor must state how the Specific fuel(s) you were exposed to, as likely as not caused your Diabetes ( with a full medical rationale, and medicals abstracts to bolster their opinion.)

 

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