Misdiagnosis of diabetes compensation claims

Unfortunately, despite patients exhibiting signs of diabetes, medical professionals sometimes incorrectly dismiss or misdiagnose diabetes symptoms and this can result in the patient’s condition escalating. If you or a loved one has been misdiagnosed and would like some free initial advice on pursuing a claim for compensation call us on 0203 817 9430.

Once diabetes has been diagnosed it is also essential that medical professions adhere to guidelines to ensure that the condition is treated correctly, otherwise damage could again be caused. Indeed, the failure to correctly treat diabetes properly can lead to some very serious, and potentially life threatening, complications. For example, untreated or poorly managed diabetes can lead to heart disease, strokes, nerve damage and blindness.

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What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a life long condition that causes a person's blood sugar levels (glucose) to become too high.

The amount of sugar in the blood is controlled by a hormone called insulin. When food enters the bloodstream, insulin moves the glucose out of the blood and into cells where it is broken down to produce energy. However, if you have diabetes, your body is unable to break down the sugar into energy. This is because there's either not enough insulin to move the glucose (type 2 diabetes), or the insulin produced doesn't work properly (type 1 diabetes).

Diagnosing diabetes

There are several common symptoms associated with diabetes. These include

  • Urinating more frequently (especially during the night)
  • Feeling thirsty
  • Feeling tired
  • Hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Irritability, and
  • blurred vision (caused by the lens of the eye becoming dry)

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