Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The link between diabetes Type 2 mellitus and veterans

Veteran’s health issues are an important concern for Americans. Veterans, their families and the communities they call home share a major health concern. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is on the rise in our country! It has been documented that some veterans are linked to Type 2 diabetes mellitus from their exposure to a chemical agent called “Agent Orange.” Other veterans are entering the “high-risk” age group for the onset Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) veterans who develop Type 2 diabetes mellitus and were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service do not have to prove a connection between their diabetes and service to be eligible to receive VA health care and disability compensation.
According to Department of Veterans Affairs; records obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, diabetes is now the top claim for Vietnam Veterans.
READ MORE: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/veterans_and_diabetes

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