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Diabetes & Depression = Denied Claim

Diabetes & Depression = Denied Claim

Cindy, 40 years old, has had Type 1 Diabetes since she was a child, but her illness has always been well under control. Just six months ago, Cindy was hired for a new position. She was excited for the opportunity and anxious to begin her new job. Cindy did not inform her employers about her illness as it had never been a problem for her in the workplace. Soon after starting her new job, however, Cindy was diagnosed with a severe depressive disorder. She had good group coverage in her new workplace, so she tried to file a disability claim for long-term disability benefits,...
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Roundup – Our Top Posts About Diabetes

Roundup – Our Top Posts About Diabetes

Diabetes is a debilitating condition that affects millions of Canadians. About 7.5 percent of the Canadian population lives with Type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes, a condition that often precedes the development of Diabetes, affected over 20% of the Canadian population in 2015. There are three types of Diabetes – Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. At Share Lawyers, we know how life disrupting living with Diabetes can be. Over the years, we’ve represented clients diagnosed with Diabetes and helped them to obtain the long-term disability benefits they deserve for...
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How is Diabetes Depicted in the Media?

How is Diabetes Depicted in the Media?

TV shows and movies are an important and entertaining part of many of our lives, but they don’t always offer an accurate portrayal of people living with serious or chronic medical conditions. Nuanced or realistic portrayals of serious issues are simply not always possible due to the constraints of the film and television format, namely the fact that directors and producers usually have less than two hours to tell a complete story. There’s also the important fact that movies and TV are a form of escapism for many viewers. Most people don’t want to see real-life when they...