To many people, 'Is diabetes a disability?' is a loaded question of interest that needs a proper and detailed answer. To give an answer, it is best to approach it both from the legal angle and from the medical/clinical perspective. It is right here to say that the answers we provide here apply to the two most common types of diabetes, that is, type 1 and type 2. How the Law views Diabetes and Disability A. Yes, Diabetes Is a Disability Most of the laws regard diabetes type 1 and type 2 as a disability but only on one condition. It has to be a medicated diabetes in which the sufferer is on treatment. Taking insulin in the case of type 1 or other forms of medication in the case of type 2 is enough. The Disability Act will then be applicable to protect such category of diabetics.