Diabetes Medical Negligence

Diabetes Medical Negligence Claims

Diabetes Medical Negligence Claims

Sadly diabetes is a growing medical problem in England and Wales. This in turn is leading to an increase in the failure to care for diabetes by the NHS, which in turn is leading to medical negligence claims. If you have been diganosed with diabetes, or it has not yet been diagnosed but you believe that you may be suffering from diabetes, you chould make contact with us.

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Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes

There are different types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes normally develops during adolescence and must be controlled with insulin injections.
  • Type 2 diabetes is closely linked to obesity and lifestyle, with oral insulin medication being the preferred method of treatment.
  • Gestational diabetes lasts only for the duration of pregnancy and requires careful monitoring from medical practitioners.

Diabetes care to prevent diabetes-related complications

Whatever the precise nature of a patient's condition, it is important that diabetes is kept under control. This is because having persistently high blood glucose levels can result in complex health problems such as:

  • Blindness
  • Neuropathy
  • Foot amputation
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure

In order to prevent these life-changing issues, medical practitioners must ensure that a patient is offered the care necessary to manage their condition. This must begin with an early diagnosis and effective treatment plan.

Once diagnosed, a patient must be regularly monitored, with blood test results and medication frequently reviewed.

A patient should also be referred to specialists for check-ups, as diabetes is known to cause certain complications. If caught early enough, these can be treated quickly to avoid any further deterioration.

For instance, a patient should attend an optician to check for diabetic eye disease, and a nurse to check for diabetic foot ulcer. With the right care, complications such as blindness and limb amputation can be prevented.

Negligence in diabetes care

Unfortunately an acceptable standard of care is not always offered to diabetes patients. This results in terrible consequences for those concerned, with many suffering an amputation, bilateral blindness or problems during birth.

If you have been injured because of substandard diabetes care, you could be the victim of medical negligence. This would entitle you to claim compensation.

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