Yes, absolutely. The real question is whether you will be approved. That will depend on how it affects your ability to work. The answer will also depend on your age, education and work background. If you have any other illnesses, you should certainly list them on your application, such as complications of diabetes, for example.
A person can apply for social security disability as it is a federal program. In order to qualify for disability, you must be able to prove that you are unable to sustain a full time job at the required gainful employment level. If your diabetes is preventing you from performing work tasks, and you have medical documentation to corroborate your statements, then you may qualify. It would be wise to speak with a disability attorney to discuss your specific facts and he or she can analyze your claim and assist you.
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You can apply. Depending on your work history and the severity of the condition, it may be difficult to get approved. You really should meet with an attorney to discuss your case before you proceed.
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