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Wrong diabetes diagnosis may negatively affect patient care

Posted on January 28, 2015 4:52 pm under Medical Malpractice

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are both metabolic disorders wherein the body cannot use and store glucose for energy because of lack of insulin (type 1) or failure to utilize insulin effectively (type 2). Although both of these categories share similar symptoms, there are evident manifestations that clearly differentiate type 1 from type 2 diabetes.

However, some inexperienced and negligent medical staff may fail to record the patient’s information properly or understand his condition fully enough to come up with an accurate diagnosis. Unfortunately, wrong diabetes diagnosis can be detrimental to a patient’s overall health. For instance, type 2 diabetes management involves mainly the use of anti-diabetes medicine, while type 1 diabetes is managed with insulin injections.

Wrong diabetes diagnosis may lead to delayed treatment or unnecessary medications, both of which adversely affect an individual’s overall health. To learn if medical malpractice is the cause of your misdiagnosis, speak with a Milwaukee-based attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.