Did you serve in the Republic
of Vietnam or in the waters offshore?
and Type II Diabetes?
If so your government is responsible to provide you with health care, medications, supplies and a monthly check
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What Is It?
Having diabetes does not mean you have to stop living well. You will have to take care of yourself and your condition. You can control diabetes. It’s up to you. Make the effort. You will be glad you did. You can have better health.
How Do You Know If You Have Type II Diabetes?
If you answer yes to any of the questions below, talk to your health care professional. He or she can check you for diabetes.
If you think you may have diabetes, see your health care professional right away. It’s important to take care of your diabetes. You will have a better chance of not getting other medical problems.
What Can You Do About It?
There are many things you can do to control diabetes. It’s very important to get your diabetes under control.
Your health care professional can help you find the best way to take care of your diabetes. Together you can make a diabetes care plan.
Parts of the plan may be:
Doctors and scientists have determined that veterans who served in Vietnam have a high chance of having type 2 diabetes.
Based on recommendations of the Institute of Medicine of the National
Academies of Science, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has declared
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides health care for diabetes. If you prefer to use your own health care provider, the VA may provide your medication and supplies without cost to you.*
In addition, the VA will issue you a monthly compensation check. The amount of the compensation will be based on the documented severity of your diabetes and other related health problems.
*If a veteran uses a private physician the VA will sometimes, but not always provide medication and supplies without cost. Veterans may be required to pay a co-pay for VA prescriptions.