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Type 1 daughter is she entitled to any benefits ?

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by Bud1979, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Bud1979

    Bud1979 Type 1 · Active Member

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    My daughter who is 18 and a type 1 on multiple daily injections but suffers terribly from tiredness and lack of go, but she holds down a full time job, any advice cheers folks
     
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    Emily95 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Type 1 diabetes alone does not entitle you to any benefits. If you have complications like blindness you may qualify because of that but not type 1 alone.
     
  3. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest investigating why she is tired - having type 1 alone should not result in lack of energy as Steve Redgrave showed.
    OK, not everyone has the energy of an Olympic rower but I have not found diabetes zaps my get up and go.

    It may be because she is struggling to control her BG or it may be a symptom of something else. Definitely worth discussing with her healthcare team.
     
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  4. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do T1s still get free prescriptions for all illnesses? I guess that's a benefit, (albeit one you'd much rather not need to have....)
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I doubt just for being type1. You say your daughter holds down a full time job so I take it as she just gas the tiredness.
    I suggest she mentions to her gp about that
     
  6. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    He's a T2 you know! He had to use insulin for his body to handle the food needed for him to compete.
     
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  7. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What about Gary Mabbot?
    (Apologies for spelling.)
     
  8. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    He was cr*p, he played for Tottenham :p
     
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    buffyiscool Type 2 · Active Member

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    I would assume so. I'm a medically controlled type 2 so I qualify for free prescriptions. Ask your healthcare team, if so they can give you a form to complete and send away. If you are, and send the form off it can take about a month to get your exemption certificate so in the meantime when getting prescriptions ask for a receipt that will allow you to claim back any money spent on prescriptions.
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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