I'm in basically the same boat as you. I have neuropathy in my legs and arms.
I am legally blind in one eye also, and am on disability. I was
diagnosed with type 1 36 years ago and
Have been pumping since 2002. So far my good eye is correctable to
20/26. I'm in Oklahoma and have
to have my ophthalmologist fill out an annual report in order to keep
my license.My eye exams are the basic visit to the ophthalmologist and
a annual Goldman Field to see how much peripheral vision I have.
I've only been on disability for
a few months now but I don't foresee any further testing, other than
state required, to keep my license.
I do have plenty of restrictions on there tho, food,fruit or candy
within reach, daylight driving only,and no cars without
a left hand outside rearview mirror. I'll be 48 this year.
> Date: Fri, 06 May 2011 11:00:22 -0400
> From: Diana and Mike Clayton <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] SS disability
> I have neuropathy in my feet, my hands, and some gastric issues..my
> vision JUST makes the limit for driving in New Yok..reimopathy is stable
> at moment, being treated for diabetic macluar edema, have no peripheral
> vision (laser treatment for retinopathy)... arthritis in
> spine...little stamina. Type 1 for 50 years.... have good ontrol now
> with the pump. I need and want to go back to work--retail, nanny,
> housekeeper, whatever. but I am finding it very difficult. Are any of
> you on disability? Can you advise me: will I have to give up my
> driver's license? will I need to go through a lot of costly, painful or
> otherwise yukky testing?
> Thanks so much for any advice and help.
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