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Good morning to all, I want to tell all of you what happend to my husband at the VA Hospital yesterday. We went to the doctor there because my husband is having a lot of bowl and stomach problems. He has had 18 inches of large intestine and fishures removed. During the conversation, I ask the doctor if his ptad/nerves could have anything to do with his problems and he promptly ask if the Pope is Catholic. I guess he must have known i was a little confused when I said yes and he then said "yes,very much so" ( The hubby is PTSD 50% ) I blew a really good chance to get more information on the service connection. A little further into the conversation the doctor was asking about other illnesses and I told the doctor he was glucose intorlant, had been diagnosed with diabetes then lost 40 pounds and got the diabetes under control. The doctor said well, I have bad news for you, once diabetic ALWAYS DIABETIC. I told him that the hubby had been denied compensation and he replied that if he was ever at a conference and said diabetis is not glucose intolarence they would have laughted him out of the room.Now I have to figure out the nexus to ptsd and diverticulitls and fischures. Any suggestions?

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Emmak,

You will need to gather your husband records and find (in the records) the very first time your husbands lab tests showed the increased glucose levels. Then figure he probably was whats called sub-clinical for some time. Then you will be able to connect the diabetes to your husband.

I believe you are going to have to find a doctor (maybe the doctor who asked if the Pope was Catholic, to connect the dots for you in an IMO report. Stating your husband had DMII, presumptive to his Vietnam Service, and that in his opinion the DMII was a PRE-cursor and "more likely than not" the cause of the diverticulitis and the heart condition. He will also be able to support his opinion with medical journals and facts. Once this is done I think you will be able to SC the DMII and ultimately the other illnesses.

It will cost you some money but Dr. Bash can do it or maybe he can make a recommendation if he is not able to.

Remember, there is no such thing as borderline diabetic, and sub-clinical un diagnosed Diabetes is a SILENT KILLER.

I would recommend all RVN era vets to be checked for DMII whether or not they have symptoms. BY the time it is diagnosed it has silently been dystroying your vascular system and clogging your arteries.

Keep after it Emmak, you will succeed, don't quit.

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:D I forgot to add that the doctor told us he was going to add diabetis to the list of problems LeRoy has. For the first time I feel that there are doctors at the VA who truley want to help the vet.

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DMII causes a host of secondary conditions. I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes and it stayed that way until I had my C&P exam. The VA never would have made the jump to say "diabetes" until I could get a doctor to put it in writing. My glucose levels were pretty high but the VA docs kept saying glucose intolerance and not diabetes. DMII also causes arteriosceloris and you will never know it until you start to have symptoms or die or get a CT scan on the legs maybe.

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