I have been a diabetic for a while now but until reciently I found that I had it for quite a lot longer than I originally thought. I just got my service medical records from 97 and started noticing that I had very high glucose levels but was It was never brought to my attention even on my separation exam blood work it was High then 3 months later I had sugery on a SC injury and a C&P exams showed my blood work glucose was 230+ and also spilling in to my urine and still never notified that i was having issues. later down the road about 7 years I was going to get some Life insurance and they pulled some blood and was denied the insurance saying that there was some abnormal readings in my blood... Needless to say i was thinking ok I was a Single West Coast Sailor that made some Westpac trips and also some South America Drug Runs... Red Lights and Panic Mode was setting in now that I was Married w/ Children...Went to the doc and was confirmed that I was Diabetic Whew... so i never thought that it could have been service connected so i just went with it started on the Metformin and Glipzide then I started thinking maybe there was something to this service connection thing Tried getting my Service mecidal records but was getting the run around saying they could not find them, maybe they were in the Fire that destroyed alot of files in Saint Louis. 7 more years down the road I get a email that a new record has showed up on MyHealthyVet so i looked at it and and it was from 97 and this was 2014 so i went to a friend and he just so happened to be a C&P examiner at the local VA where I now work at and he said that there was no doubt that you had Diabetes back then. So i filed a claim and of course it was denied not really knowing how the VA Compensation program worked I dropped it... so now I after many years of searching and writing I Finaly got my Service Medical Record!!! I got a bunch of Blood test Results that showed my High blood gulcose and Sugar in my Urine while I was still AD got a couple of C&P Doctors to write letters and just filed again showing that they missed this diagonsis while it was still in the 1 year presumptive MANY years ago. now with all that back story I am trying to find out as much Information on what kind of secondarys that This awful disease can produce I already know about the affect it has on your feet and Eyes but what other issues is there. I am almost afraid to know but it is better to know in advance what to look forward to. Any Help and Advice would be great... Thanks for your time and Information and most of all Thanks For Your Service.