Approximately 18 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Diabetes in and of itself does not necessarily qualify any given individual for disability services. However, for some individuals, diabetes can be serious enough or can lead to secondary conditions that enable them to qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services.
Woodring, Jonathan; Foley, Susan; and Miller, Lauren, "Data Note: Employment Outcomes for People with Diabetes in the Vocational Rehabilitation System" (2005). Data Note Series, Institute for Community Inclusion. 45.