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Major Complications of Poorly Treated Diabetes
Importance of Normal Blood Sugar
Medical Malpractice in the Treatment of Diabetes
Legal Consultation

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Medical Malpractice in the Treatment of Diabetes
pic The consequences of poorly treated diabetes can be vast: blindness, limb amputation, loss of kidney function, nerve damage, and other bad outcomes. All of these consequences can happen to patients who receive good medical care, but the chances are much more likely of a bad outcome when medical care is indifferent or sloppy. This web site is intended to help patients and families with Type I and Type II diabetes understand the standards of medical care they have a right to expect from their physicians.

The Major Complications of Poorly Treated Diabetes

Number 1 Blindness - Blindness caused by Diabetes is a serious complication of poorly controlled diabetes. Learn more...
Number 2 Foot amputation - Poorly controlled Diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic foot and leg amputation in the United States. Learn more...
Number 3 Kidney Disease - Poorly treated Diabetes is the leading cause of severe Kidney Disease, accounting for 44% of new cases each year. Learn more...
Number 4 Neuropathy and Nerve Damage - One of the most common complications of diabetes is diabetic neuropathy, or severe nerve damage. Learn more...
Number 5 Heart Disease and Stroke - Most people with diabetes also have high blood pressure and cholesterol that increase their risk for heart disease and stroke. Learn more...

Read articles from the American Diabetes Association/American College of Cardiology featuring information on treatment guidelines for patients with Diabetes and risk of Heart Disease.

The Importance of Normal Blood Sugar

The cornerstone of preventing the complications of diabetes is maintaining a patient's hour-by-hour blood sugar as close as possible to that of a nondiabetic. Learn more...

Medical Malpractice in Diabetes Treatment

pic What are "standards of care"? These are the minimum requirements for competent treatment of a medical disease or condition. A number of organizations, mainly the American Diabetes Association, have published guidelines that together make up the standards of care for treating diabetics in the United States.

If a doctor has violated these standards of care, he or she can be legally liable for the damage caused by the substandard medical care.

To learn more about medical malpractice in diabetes treatment and detailed descriptions of the standards of care, click here.

Legal Consultation

If you or a family member has suffered a serious, permanent injury related to poor diabetes care, you may want to talk to a lawyer. Blindness, amputation and kidney failure are some of the injuries that could qualify for a legal case. We provide free and confidential consultations to help determine if you have a valid malpractice case. Contact us with this form to provide basic information to get the process started:
Name of injured person:
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Please describe injuries suffered:
When was the injury first diagnosed?
When was diabetes first diagnosed?

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