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Is Diabetes considered a blood disorder? I have to fill out a life insurance form and it asks have you ever been diagnosed or treated for a blood disorder. Not sure if it is?


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replied November 29th, 2010
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Diabetes Answer A17309
Hello and thank you for posting your medical query on E health Forum.
Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disorder where in a person has high blood sugar, either due to reduced insulin secretion or due to decreased response of cells to insulin that is produced. It is not a blood disorder.
Some common Blood disorders include conditions like hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease, Leukaemia, etc.
You might consider seekng a opinion of your GP while filling out the insurance form so that no errors are made while filling them out.
I hope this helps.


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