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Good morning,

Have a question on when the VA would rate me for DMII. I am currently in the early stages, fasting is 103 and using a meter to monitor at home at times it is over 200, 2 hours after a meal, then somtimes 140 to 170 range. Seeing a neuroligst and have been diagnosed with PN in feet and legs.

Do you think they will rate me now? at a mininum rating for being able to control it with diet?



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Hi Boats and welcome to Hadit!

First question - do you have a positive diagnosis of DMII in your VA medical records?

Second, you've got sugar spikes which aren't good. Have you had an A1c (sugar-bound hemoglobin) test? (It's a test that gauges how much of your red blood has biosugar attached and helps rate how effective your diabetic control is.)

IF you have a positive diagnosis, you'll then have to identify an event while on active duty (or within a year after)that shows at least a pre-diabetic condition. The connection between the two has to be made by a medical doctor in what's known as an opinion letter.

Once that's done,, the neuropathy can be connected to the DMII, again done by a medical doctor's opinion.

Hope this helps you get started!


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Boats- I am not a doctor but I see there that you most likely should get a DMII diagnosis-my opinion only- there really isnt any such thing as Pre diabetes-

The VA is diagnosing vets with DMII and then giving them the date of the C & P as date of the DMII -yeah right-

a vets medical records that clearly show evidence if DMII prior to the C & P exam can rebutt the C & P date as the EED earliest effective date of award for their claim.

It gets me peeee oooed--- the VA acts like a vet can get DMII at a C & P exam-

when the reality is maybe they failed to diagnose the vet properly sooner.Good way for them to save comp money.

Good way for a vet to develop complications too- without proper early detection and treatment of DMII.

I think VA made up the phrase "pre diabetes".

Boats ----obviously you have been in 'boats'.

were those boats in Brown Water in Vietnam?

In any river or tributary at all in the Nam?

Did you step on Vietnamese land getting into or out of the boat?

Whether you did or not-you should file for DMII and any complications like the PN as presumptive to Agent Orange. You were exposed if you were in Nam.

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The VA will play around with the diagnosis saying things like pre-diabetes. Until they say DMII you don't have it. If you have fasting glucose level over 126 you should have the diagnosis of DMII. My VAMC constantly avoided saying DMII until I got to the C&P exam hence the ED of my C&P.

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