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Insulin dependant/DLA??

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by cloverly, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. cloverly

    cloverly · Member

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    Hi, I am type 2 and on gliclazide maximum dose but my sugar levels have been in the high teens/20's and my Dr is now saying there is nothing more he can give me so it will be insulin daily. (I cannot tolerate Metformin)
    Just wondering if anyone knows if you are entiled to claim DLA because of being insulin dependant?
     
  2. DazG

    DazG · Well-Known Member

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    You can only get DLA if diabetic complications make you unable to care for yourself, or affect your mobility. Simply having to inject daily isnt a disability so id say definitely no Im afraid.
     
  3. TheSparkyPony

    TheSparkyPony · Well-Known Member

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    You're lucky if you even get it then! :lol:
     
  4. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    i get disability for other reasons but theres no chance with diabetes unless u have bad complications...sorry :?
     
  5. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Fortunately, you can take insulin and live a very full life. People taking insulin have climbed Everest and competed in the olympics.
    I can't see any reason why a person taking insulin unless they have additional problems would need to claim a disability living allowance.
     
  6. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    As the others have said, being on Insulin is not a reason to get DLA. There is much more involved.

    Here is a link to the Directgov website where it is made a little clearer:

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeo ... G_10011816

    However after reading all that if you think you might be eligible for other reasons listed then I would strongly advise you to contact your local CAB (Citizen's Advice Bureau) for further advice and help in filling in any forms. They are usually complicated and many have missed out on benefits because they filled the forms in badly.
     
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