Diabetes Insipidus (DI)

Disability Benefit and Tax Credit for Diabetes Insipidus (DI)

• Up to $40,000 in Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) retroactive tax refunds
If you or a family member is disabled with diabetes, you may be eligible for retroactive refunds from your past 10 years of paid taxes – up to $40,000.

• Up to $90,000 when setting up a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
For those taking advantage of the plan, the Canadian government will provide yearly financial support in the form of matching grants up to $3,500 per year and bonds up to $1,000 per year.

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Telephone: 1-888-343-1155 Email: info@handytax.ca Open Daily from 11AM-5PM EST * Voicemails are generally returned within 24 hours HandyTax has had success in the past helping disabled Canadians with diabetes get retroactive disability tax credit refunds from the Canada Revenue Agency. Tax refunds depend on your personal situation and actual refunds can range anywhere below, $40,000. The entire process takes between 3 and 9 months to complete as communication between the CRA and your qualified practitioner are the source of the varying time periods to completion. If you suffer from diabetes, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit under more than one category, including, but not limited to, walking, dressing, feeding and mental functions.



Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a rare medical ailment which leads to abnormally recurrent urination of a substantial quantity of diluted urine consisting water for the most part. This condition is attributed to an atypically decreased production of a hormone referred to as Antidiuretic hormone (ADH). When sufficient amount of ADH is produced, it causes the kidneys to retain water for some time just enough to yield concentrated urine. In Central DI, excessive urination is brought about by scanty ADH production. However it may occur even in the presence of an ample quantity of ADH when the kidneys become insensitive to ADH, referred to as NephrogenicDI.

In either form, the result is no different, regardless if the patient is already getting dehydrated; the kidneys continuously excrete profuse diluted urine. According to statistics, three in every population of a hundred thousand is affected.

Kids havingDI willpossiblymanifestdiarrhea, nausea and vomiting, rising body temperature and irritability, signaling dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. In adults severe dehydration may lead to generalized body weakness, drowsiness, muscular pains, and mood swings. With all of these deficiencies inability to perform day to day activities, a person with DI will incontestably meet the requirements for the Canadian government’s disability tax credit under the categories alteration in urinary and bowel elimination, walking feeding and dressing difficulties secondary to overall lack of strength and painful spastic muscles, not to mention the emotional strain it places on the patient and his/her significant others.



Damage to the hypothalamus or pituitary gland consequential to familial tendency, traumatic injury to the brain, medical history of brain tumor or infection and faulty blood supply triggers Central DI. On the other hand, kidney disease resulting from lithium toxicity, heredity, significantlyelevated serum calcium levels and history of Polycystic Kidney pathology are factors contributing to development of Nephrogenic DI.



  • Urinating in excessively large amounts (Polyuria) with an urgency to urinate every hour even at nighttime.
  • An intense thirst (Polydypsia) or irrepressible urge to gulp incopious quantity of water and hankering for cold water.
  • Polyuria and polydypsia will become severe in various persons, resulting to significant fluid and electrolyte imbalances as evidenced by somnolence, irritability, spastic muscles, nausea and vomiting, loose vowel movements.



The objective of managing DI is to determine the underlying cause and apply healthcare measures that are effective for treatment.A medication called Vasopressin is usually prescribed to control polyuria and polydypsia associated with Central DI. Meanwhile, if a medication is determined to be the cause of Nephrogenic DI, then administration of that particular drug is halted tore-establishnormal Kidney function. Unfortunately though, in cases of prolonged lithium use, DI can be irreversible. Symptomatic management to prevent dehydration involves encouraging the affected individual to drink substantial amount of fluids to complementquantity of excreted urine.


Disability Tax Credits for Diabetes Insipidus

Immediate medical attention is essential for a person who has DI in order to prevent chronic dehydration which may lead to serious kidney damage. Individuals affected with this condition are entitled to submit an application for Canada’s disability tax credit and other obtainable benefits.

Children who have this condition may also be eligible for a registered disability savings plan, which grants them a lifetime of government grants and bonds.

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