Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Help offered for diabetes brought on by Agent Orange

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Agent Orange, the now infamous substance used to clear jungles and forests during the Vietnam War, has caused myriad health problems in veterans. Type 2 diabetes is recognized as one of them. And now the hunt is on for those who have developed it so that the government can help.

"A lot of people just say, I'm getting older, I have it anyway," said Cliff Riley, a veteran who has diabetes and was featured in a recent Cincinnati TV station report on the search. "If they do in fact have that condition and did in fact have their boots on the ground in Vietnam they will qualify for some sort of disability or compensation."

More information is available from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or from your local Veterans Services Center.

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