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Diabetes - Medical Malpractice Lawyer

LEGAL HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7125

If you choose our lawyers to represent you in your Diabetes Mellitus compensation claim, we will provide committed and vigorous representation on your behalf. You will receive a complete professional service from lawyers who deal with claiming compensation for Diabetes Mellitus involving medical malpractice. If you would like advice at no cost without obligation from a medical malpractice lawyer just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices and a diabetes lawyer will telephone you at the first possible opportunity.
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Diabetes Mellitus - Overview

Diabetes is a group of diseases that have as their outcome high blood sugar. There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that usually strikes children and young adults. These people have lost their insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas and survive only because they take insulin by injection. The right kind of insulin and the dose of insulin are very important to the control of their blood sugar.

In type II diabetes, the pancreatic islet cells are initially intact; however the cells of the body are what are called “insulin resistant”. This means that insulin levels are very high but the cells do not respond to the insulin and sugar does not get into the cells. The end result is high blood sugar.

Diabetes is chronic, which means that you have it for the rest of your life. Even in type 2 diabetes, the pancreatic islet cells eventually give out, causing the patient to have a need for insulin after many years of being in poor control.

There are acute complications of diabetes, including dangerously high blood sugar and abnormally low sugar levels, called hypoglycemia, which is usually a result of overmedicating the disease.

Diabetes is extremely common, affecting about 2 million people in Canada. An additional 6 million people have pre-diabetes, meaning they may get diabetes in the future. Type 2 diabetes can affect a person at any age but it usually affects people in middle age or older.

Diabetes must be managed carefully so that the insulin levels stay in the normal range. If this doesn’t happen, complications of chronically high blood sugar can occur. These complications include the following:

Ultimately, these complications depend on maintaining good diabetic control, which is the responsibility of both the doctor and the patient.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The medical profession which includes doctors, nurses and hospital technicians usually provides a caring service with a high standard of excellence however there are occasions when things do go wrong. Our litigation service is completely free and our medical malpractice lawyers will deal with your case using a contingency fee arrangement which means that if you don’t succeed in receiving a financial settlement then your lawyer won't get paid.

LEGAL HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7125

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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here