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Is diabetes classed as a disability ?

Is diabetes classed as a disability?
Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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the meaning of disability is unable to do things expected from the person for his age and sex . so diabetic as such is not disability but if no complication and if controlled well
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Depending on the severity and sugar control in terms of numbers it can be classed as a disability. Insulin-dependent diabetes legally qualifies as a disability in some coountries.

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