Does anyone suffer military induced Diabetes?

By lifedriver Latest Reply 2012-11-26 13:27:40 -0600
Started 2011-10-30 17:38:17 -0500

If you or someone you know that served in the US Military has service connected Diabetes and if so what were the chemicals that exposer is the underlining factor?

17 replies

ambaxte 2012-11-25 22:50:28 -0600 Report

My dad was diagnosed w/ Type 1 Diabetes after serving in the military for 20 years. He was not in Nam, and did not have family history of diabetes. He retired in around '01

huffer 2012-11-26 13:27:40 -0600 Report

I am an Air Force vet with Agent Orange diabetes, no family history of family diabetes. Your father may have had exposure to Agent Orange in numerous places besides Vietnam. The Agent orange website will give him locations where there was exposure.

mkhojh99 2011-11-23 21:11:23 -0600 Report

my Dad just recently learned that all of his recent health issues are from Agent Orange…its a daymn shame my Dad was a vibrant man 2 years ago…now hes on dialysis and has to have most of his right foot amputated…I could go on about the last couple years but the VA says its from his time in Nam…I see first hand the damage and effects. We are learning more about it but wow…hes been thru hell the last couple years and almost died last year.

lifedriver 2011-11-25 21:15:35 -0600 Report

My, sometimes things happen so fast we can hardly heep from falling, be strong for your Dad and God will see you both thru this time.

mkhojh99 2011-11-26 10:25:20 -0600 Report

thqanks…I am…who do you think pays the bills, mows the lawn…yardwork and shoveling snow LOL…just saying. The way I see it is our parents helped raise us and took care of us and its what they need at this time. Plus thery take my daughter to and from school…its a win win!

SCLWKR 2011-11-25 01:17:43 -0600 Report

mkhoj99=Are you able to exercise during the week? Might help with the weight loss. Also, what you stated you had for lunch is not the greatest. Rice is a no-no and I didn't see any protein included. A balance of carbs, protiens and healthy fats with controlled portion size is the key. This requires pre-planning for your busy schedule, but it is well worth the effort because your health is invaluable. Best of luck! Sherrie

MrsCDogg 2011-11-02 15:11:42 -0500 Report

I have never heard of that but I believe every word you say! I think it's a shame that our military gets all the crap and then have a hard time getting care when they need it! God bless you and all the others dealing with this.

pixsidust 2011-10-30 19:05:39 -0500 Report

Really have never heard of that
Agent Orange is from the Viet Nam era not now
However this is what I read.

Please note the Va presumes the correlation but does not confirm it.
VA presumes Veterans' type 2 diabetes mellitus is related to their exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. Veterans exposed to herbicides do not have to prove a connection between their type 2 diabetes mellitus and military service to be eligible to receive VA benefits.

Are you sure this is an actual thing not just brought on by genetics
or by eating habits?

lifedriver 2011-10-31 14:54:57 -0500 Report

Yes it is real, many Vietnam Vets are being compensated for this condition that stems from military service however, the VA is not acknowleging "Blue Water" or the sailors aboard ships that transported this chemical. Many have acquired diabetes late in life like myself with no prior family history of the disease.

jayabee52 2011-10-30 20:56:51 -0500 Report

Don't know but a friend of the family was a green beret who served 2 tours in 'Nam. Blames his daughter's mental disability and his diabetes to Agent Orange. He gets payments and I think she does too from Uncle sam.