Diabetes is a disease that the pancreas has stopped making insulin and this affects the person’s blood sugar level. There are different types of diabetes and each needs to be cared for differently, Type I diabetics need daily insulin shots, Type II diabetics take pill form medication and Pre Diabetics do not use medication to control the condition, but must monitor their diet. Each of these types of diabetics for good health need to eat a special diet that does not include any amount or type of sugar. The elderly diabetic normally depends on the family or licensed care taker to monitor and control their diabetic condition.
The Specifics of Diabetes Mismanagement
When a elderly person is no longer able to care for themselves the family may place them in a nursing home where the nursing home staff can manage their diabetes. When proper management of diabetes does not happen the nursing home is guilty of diabetes mismanagement. The mismanagement of diabetes is serious and can have serious health consequences for the elderly nursing home patient including death. the facility that is negligent of the mismanagement of the elderly residents diabetes, it is also possible they will suffer from dehydration and malnutrition and are two of the factors in the mismanagement of diabetes.
The Effects of Diabetes Mismanagement
The effects of diabetes mismanagement and if the elderly nursing home resident has either Type I diabetes or Type II diabetes the negligent approach to their care can have very high health risks including:
- The failure to maintain proper blood glucose levels that can result in other major health issues as a result improper administration of insulin or medication and providing the proper foods.
- Nerve damage that can damage motor skills or result in other painful conditions
- Blindness, complete or partial loss of sight
- Infections that result in amputation
- Major stroke
- Cardiac arrest or massive heart attack
- Diabetic coma
- Kidney failure or kidney disease
Where to Turn After Mismanagement of Diabetes
The place to turn after an elderly loved one has suffered mismanagement of diabetes in a nursing home is to the experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney. The nursing home is responsible for the proper care of the elderly patient and to properly maintain the diabetic condition and when they do not the elderly nursing home residents suffers the consequences. When the proper diabetes management is not provided for your elderly loved one action needs to be taken. The mismanagement of diabetes attorney is dedicated to protecting the elderly and their rights.
Our Diabetes Mismanagement Attorneys are committed to protecting the elderly and to reach them call 888-400-9721.