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Diabetes is a condition where the level of glucose in the blood is too high.
This is either because the body either does not produce enough insulin, or the insulin is not effective.
The condition is a serious national health issue; there are around 1.2 million more people living with diabetes in the UK than 10 years ago.
There are a number of serious complications associated with diabetes, some of which can be controlled through proper care and management of the condition.
What is Diabetic Negligence?
People with diabetes need regular care to monitor their health and to predict any developing complications.
Failure to carry out check-ups can leave patients vulnerable to very serious consequences, including amputation.
Leading charity Diabetes UK has announced that the annual number of amputations related to diabetes has reached 7,000.
With good care, and close attention to footcare, up to 80% of these amputations could be avoided.
Diabetes UK has also revealed that only three in five people with diabetes in England and Wales are receiving the recommended care processes. Less than half of those suffering from type 1 diabetes are given access to the annual monitoring they need to regulate their conditions.
How We Can Help
We believe that the field of diabetes treatment is in urgent need of improvement; better monitoring and early intervention would mean lives and limbs saved, and disabling injuries averted.
Where someone has suffered an injury due to a lack of care, he or she may be entitled to compensation. Compensation can help with care and mobility aids, or other needs that have developed since the injury.