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People who develop diabetes after enrolling in a pension scheme are unlikely to face problems. However, some pension schemes may refuse to accept people with diabetes in which case the person can make personal arrangements. This problem may prevent a person with diabetes being employed. Insurance companies (for example those linked with pension or superannuation schemes) vary enormously in their approach to people with diabetes. Insurance companies and financial risk assessors have to rely on old data to assess the effects of diabetes upon morbidity and mortality. As diabetes care has changed greatly in the last ten years, it is hoped that morbidity and mortality may be reduced. The degree to which this may be so is clearly difficult to predict. These factors and the different depths of knowledge of insurance companies and others means that there is considerable variability in insurance companies' attitudes to people with diabetes. Some companies refuse to provide any form of life...
Whether you are married, have children or grandchildren, live with your parents, or have just struck out on your own, it's difficult enough to balance all the stresses of modern life. Work, school, financial matters, child rearing, retirement, or divorce are all hard enough to deal with without the additional burden of diabetes. It may be easier to eat what you want and to exercise when you want if you live alone, but friends and family still enter into the picture. You need their support and understanding and they need yours. If you live with others, you need to take their needs into account as well as your own. People who are most successful at managing their diabetes have the cooperation and support of their family and friends. It helps when you don't feel alone in meeting the challenge of learning to live with diabetes.
First of ail, it is important for you to know that people do not simply progress through the stages of change in order they can enter or exit the stages at any point, and they can recycle through the stages by relapsing and repeating stages. For example, life stresses can sometimes cause you to slip and lose focus on your exercise activity and eating habits, and you may move from the action stage for weight loss, eating habits, and exercise back to the contemplation stage for a period of time. Vacations, social gatherings, or retirement can also cause you to get off track because they disrupt your usual routine. It is also possible to be at one stage of change for reducing calorie intake and at a different stage of change for increasing activity.
Helen was just starting to plan for her early retirement. Over the past 10 years, she had put on a little extra weight. Between taking care of the kids and working long days at her high-level government job, she had little time for exercise and was always eating on the run. Her health care maintenance had fallen by the wayside also. Although she visited her gynecologist every year or so, she hadn't seen a primary care provider or had a complete
yp If you are leaving work because of retirement at age 65, sign up for Medicare without fail. It is a generous program (which you supported while you were irtfll working) that recognizes the specific needs of people with diabetes. Since y M 1998, Medicare has expanded its coverage to include blood glucose monitors and test strips once your physician certifies the need. It also offers payment for specific types of outpatient diabetes education programs, as long as they are considered necessary by your physician. And recently it has begun to pay for nutrition counseling and eye examinations. The program is not entirely enlightened, however, because while it will pay for an insulin pump, it still does not cover insulin and syringes. To find out more about Medicare, call the Medicare Hotline at 800-633-227. The government provides a hotline for the hearing-impaired at877-486-2048.
Two months after Georgia's first visit to Ivker, she had a new vitality and higher energy levels. She also had lost five pounds. Over the next year or so she was able to stop using all of her medications. Recognizing the role of emotion in illness, Ivker asked Georgia to focus on strengthening her family relationships. Today, with her newfound health, Georgia and her husband are planning for an active retirement.
Financial resources or their lack can further determine the extent to which impairment results in disability and handicap. Access to personal care and to appropriate housing and technology can be expensive and in all societies is influenced to some extent by ones ability to pay. Here again, elderly people are disadvantaged. In Australia, for example, 78 per cent of older people are reliant on an age pension the equivalent of 25 per cent of the average adult working wage, and 85 per cent of pensioners are eligible for means-tested supplementary benefits (Australian Institute of Health, 1990).
And were more likely to be on a disability pension than those with hypertension or no problem. Diabetic patients had more sick days and were more likely to have psychological problems than healthy people. A few people with diabetes with recurrent admissions for glycaemic instability, or who develop major tissue damage, may have prolonged sick leave. This may enhance an employer's negative image of diabetes.
He was told by his supervisor not to administer insulin at his desk or he would face termination. David obliged, but resented that he couldn't take care of his diabetes the way he wanted. Eventually, he found another job, but had to take a pay cut and give up some retirement benefits. He always wished he had stood up to his supervisor and stayed with the job he loved.
Already, chronic diseases exert a significant negative impact on the health and economies of developing countries. A recent World Bank analysis of how best to improve health in Europe and Central Asia concluded that measures to control CVD would produce more gains in life expectancy than would measures to address the Millennium Development Goals* that focus on selected infectious diseases and maternal and child health. This finding probably applies to many of the 4 billion people living in low- and middle-income countries. About 3 million deaths from CVD occur annually in both India and China. One million tobacco-related deaths occur annually in China and 700,000 in India. With 1 in 5 children in the world now smoking and 1 in 10 classified as overweight or obese, future prospects regarding CVD and type 2 diabetes are grim. Because chronic diseases diminish worker productivity, investor returns in developing countries will be affected, which in turn will likely affect the growth of...
When it comes to getting insurance as a person with type 1 diabetes, there are plenty of protections in place if you understand them and know how to use them. One such protection is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which regulates employee group health plans. If your child has T1DM (or you do), the ERISA rule that you can appreciate the most is that an employer health plan can't discriminate against your child (or you) by refusing to let him join or charging you more if he has an illness.