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Diabetes and Social Security Disability in California

The human body is an amazingly complex system. Like a high-tech plant, the biological machinery within a person must continuously work together to produce various substances, get nutrients and other vital molecules to the right place and transmit messages from various organs to and from the brain. One often overlooked component of this incredible, self-contained organic processor is the endocrine system.

Made up of a number of organs generally known as 'glands,' the endocrine system plays a vital role in ensuring the continued viability of a human life. Some of these organs include the thyroid, pituitary, the pancreas and the adrenal gland. These produce a myriad of hormones that help to regulate the functioning of practically every other bodily system. Unfortunately, like all machinery, the endocrine system can sometimes break down, which can lead to some very difficult health issues.

Perhaps the most well-known and common endocrine disorder is diabetes, in which a problem with the production of insulin can lead to blood-sugar imbalances that can be very serious, or even life-threatening. While there are treatments available, the difficulties caused by such a disorder can create potential for a sufferer to lose the ability to work. As with other disabling conditions, under certain circumstances, this may allow California residents to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

One of the complexities of endocrine disorders is that they commonly create symptoms in other bodily systems, such as the cardio-pulmonary or circulatory. Due to this, the Social Security Administration will often evaluate applications for SSDI based on these types of disorders under the 'blue book' listing for the affected bodily system. Californians should remember that unlike some government benefits, an illness need not be work-related to qualify for SSDI, as long as the one-year and substantial gainful activity tests are met.

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