Concerning agent orange and adult onset diabetesFrom: "Bruce K Melson" <email@example.com>
Guys, this is a “MUST READ” from Tom Coopey.
Specially for us who were in our A.O. where so much Agent Orange was
used. Special importance to the
item in italics about the testing for diabetes. Thanks
fro the “heads up” Tom.
the new rulings concerning agent orange and adult onset diabetes. I have been
going for annual checkups since I was 40. My fasting blood sugar levels have
always been in the normal range. I developed bi-lateral carpal tunnel syndrome
and right cubital tunnel syndrome in '94 & '95. Recently I have been
diagnosed with a cervical stenosis at several areas of the neck. I see
two neurologist's who tell me that they're were seeing somewhat uncommon
results from my emg tests. (I see one because of a repetitive work condition)
have been sent for tests ranging for detection of Parkingson's disease to Lyme
one sent me for a 5 hour glucose tolerance test. My sugar level was fine for
the first 2 blood samples, however, upon ingestion of the "coke type
syrup" my sugar level rose to over 235 & continued to rise until they
were finished. I don't know if I'm the exception to the rule or diabetes can
"hide" in this fashion on a more than known common ground.
the case is that only a GTT is the only true test word should be sent out to
our brothers to make them aware that although they think they're diabetes free
they ma not be & should be tested further.
have submitted a claim & am trying to put info together for the VFW in NJ
to enable them to inform them of this possibility. (Although I'm certain that
when the VA formalizes their program they will advise everyone to come in for
a GTT. ;-)
C. Recon '68””
the way comes to an end, then change - having changed, you pass through."