The Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force (GWVI-TF) 2012 Report

Diabetes and desert storm is also an issue!

Check on linking diabetes to list of medical illnesess from Desert Shield and Storm, a lot of vets have it ,munitions, oil, fires, PB etc etc.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        HHC 1st BCT Iraq 2003. I have also been diagnosed with serval illnesses by the VA. Type 1 diabetes mellitus and Celsius decease along with Gulf War Bowel Syndrome, some how they are all connected. Perhaps them Anthrax and Small Pox Vaccination played a huge part in this case. Trying to set up a registry for all of us please call me 317-408-0812 Tony Woods.

      • Dell WordenDell Worden commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was in Desert Storm with 2nd BN 5th Marines. Developed diabetes about 8 years ago. No family history. Also suffering from blackouts and kidney problems. Blackouts are unexplained medically so far.

      • Scott LoomisScott Loomis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I too am a Gulf vet 90-91 was a medic with the 41st attached to the 24th I.D. and ended up in the Khamisiyah area. Came home with the nausea, vomiting , diarrhea could drop 15-20 pounds in a 24 hour period. was diagnosed in 1994 with diabetes .And eventually with pancreatic dysfunction. My primary care provider at the VA started me on enzymes and it greatly helps the symptoms . He also wrote a support letter stating had the condition been treated earlier the diabetes more than likely would not have developed. I wear an insulin pump & constant glucose monitor due to severe sugar level swings . Of course the VA strongly fights against my claim and his support letter. Am looking for other Brothers & Sisters who are suffering the same denials .

      • Derek NunezDerek Nunez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wow, cannot believe I found this! I always took great care of myself and have no family history of diabetes and was and still not over weight. I was in the 90-91 Gulf War and was forced to take nerve agent pills every morning in formation. In 2008, I was diagnosed mistakenly as a type 2 diabetic but now they are calling it type 1 or type 1.5.

      • John WoodJohn Wood commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To all make sure you have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes not type 1 juvenile/ Also have back pain joint pain nerve pain etc. Please get Docs opinion.

        The Old Cav 1SG from Bosnia Desert Storm

        JR Wood

      • John WoodJohn Wood commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Norman,
        Please keep fighting! Use VSOs. To all claim a NOD with VA once original claim is denied!
        Find a Doc who will help out DBQs etc. We are being ignored! Also once again contact your local elected politicians! They often will help out when others fail! I saw it all as well as yall.

        God Bless
        JR Wood
        JR Wood

      • Norman WypychaNorman Wypycha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I got diabetes type one in 1996 two and half years after leaving the service in 1993. I was in the persian gulf in 1991 for probably 8 months. Diabetes does not run in my family at all and i get the worst kind of diabetes. I know it has something to do with that war. I had other things that were going on back then hard to explain anyways has anyone received a service connected pension from diabetes type one and gulf war

      • SamSam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, no history in the family. I have started working with the VA, even though currently I'm being told its not recognised at this time being from the Gulf War, figure they didn't recognise for Vietnam era folks for a long time either.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was diagnosed with diabetes last month. With already had it and I'm the one whose always chestizing her. I eat on this health kicks, stuff like walnuts , some fruits and salad plus a lot of water. This was before my diagnosed. My point is I was medically retired with degenerative joint desease. Total hip replacement. I never injured my hip. Can't eat frush fruit after returning from desert storm. Deal with shoulder and muscle pain. Never connected anything until reading y'all post. I'm schedulefor a persian gulf pphysical this month. I was in supply but was in Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi

      • John WoodJohn Wood commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Desert Storm / Shield Vets,

        Sorry I have been gone a while ,family issues.
        Get enrolled with VA Health , VA.gov website, then enroll with e benefits and file claims there!
        You will see a link for DBQs, explore, take those forms to VA health or private health provider and upload on ebenefits!

        Times are a changing, either use a VSO or ebenefits now! You will see the link at the bottom of VA . gov! We to are a dyeing breed, please pass on! Don't forget to contact your local politician's also! Please help yourself and your family!

        Hope this helps! God Bless you all!

        John Wood
        3ACR, US Army Vet
        VFW and Legion member

      • John WoodJohn Wood commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Steve,

        Get enrolled with VA and get Doctors opinions! No one knows what we went thru, soon last of a breed!
        Did you do a desert Storm / shield environmental exam at VA if not please get one!
        Yes it can be passed down. Help yourself and family do above!
        Also get VFW and or American legion VSOs involved!

        An Old !SG Retired served with 3 ACR there!

        John Wood,, see previous posts and please pass on!
        Much cheaper than an attorn! VSOs
        Free!!!!!!!!

        John Wood
        US

      • stevesteve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am a gulf war veteran and my son was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 9 like someone else had posted. There's no family history of type 1 diabetes. I wonder if there is any correlation to my gulf war syndrome and the type 1 diabetes diagnosis of my son. Could the effects that caused my immune symptom to change be passed to my son thereby causing type 1 diabetes?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age nine. Has anyone else had a child develop diabetes? His dad came home sick and is no longer in our lives, don't know what issues he may have.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        my husband is a gulf war 1 Veteran. He has severe skin problems and has been diagnosed with fibtomyalsia. But this doesn't cover it all his skin sometimes feels like it is on fire, On top of this just three weeks ago he was diagnosed with Diabetes. He has no family history with diabetes and his glucose levels were off the charts! How has this been linked to the Gulf War Syndrome? We are looking for ways to link it and want to refile his claim. I would appreciate any help we can get on this. He also suffers from terrible migraine headaches on top of all this and Neuropothy.

      • J03LJ03L commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have type 1 diabetes, gulf war veteran. I noticed it when I came back I lost a lot of weight, now I am 80% service connected disable vet.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I wish I had Type II Diabetes, I was diagnosed Type I and hate every injection, I'm told its not service related.. I guess the pancreas just stops...

      • sarahsarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My dad served in the war also and I don't remember exactly when but has the diabetes that needs insulin. He was skinny, never eats or has eaten sweets. Never even eaten a bowl of cereal. This diabetes has ruined his life, I can tell. No family history either. If it wasn't for medicine given during the war, how else would a person who doesn't even eat sweets develop this diabetes? Of course its the war and anyone who has this should be compensated.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello all, just call me ( Cool Breeze ),and wanted to post here as well to say that I was not aware of everything you have all been saying. I am also a ( Gulf War ) ( Desert Shield / Desert Storm ) Veteran, and had heard about being able to claim Diabetes type II, however was not completely sure until reading this ? I just wanted to thank everyone for posting your comments & concerns here, and that now since reading them will feel much more confident about being able to submit a claim. I have always wondered about this being that no other member of my family has this. I have been affected by Diabetes for a long time now, and thanks to everyone here hopefully can start to get some relief if you know what I mean, however it will probably also take some time too. At least I now have a stating place or place, but this is as long as I can get my doctor to support me on this effort ?

      • Roberto PeraltaRoberto Peralta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am service connected for Diabetes type II (20%) and being compensated by the VA now, it was diagnose 3 years prior to my retirement. I ask my doctor if could have it been during my Gulf War service. I retired 7 years after the war in 1998, however I was developing the systems in 1995 only four years after the war. I applied for CRSC based on my Diabetes and all my secondary conditions such as Bladder Dysfunctions (40%), Peripheral Neuropathy of Left and Right on lower and upper extremity (30% and three others 20%) secondary to diabetes, and Diabetic Retinopathy (10%). My unit did travel through the burning oil field of Kuwait and we inhaled a lot of that smoke, and also those mandatory PB tablets we were force to take and shots in case of a chemical attack.

        I did read the entire case of Nehmer v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and I believe that our government has not reach a conclusion on this yet, just like it took them many years to reach it over Agent Orange. I so hope I can prevail, so let's see. Thanks for you input. Retired First Sergeant.

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