Approximately one-third of all people admitted to nursing homes have diabetes. Eighty-percent of those residents also suffer from some cardiovascular diseases, while fifty-six percent have been diagnosed with hypertension. All of these issues are treatable, however. That is why many families turn to a nursing home to provide the constant care and attention their loved one requires. Unfortunately, many nursing homes ignore diabetic complications resulting in severe injury or even death.
Diabetes Mellitus refers to a person’s inability to produce the correct amount of insulin to manage the glucose levels in their blood. This condition requires regular monitoring, including constant checking of blood sugar levels, specialized diet, and in many cases medication. Yet, nursing home staff are often too short on time or patience to provide this essential and promised care. As a result, complications from diabetes arise often in nursing home residents.
Indeed, diabetes can have very serious consequences if left untreated or not treated properly. Complications include amputations, cognitive changes, eye damage, foot damage, hearing damage, ketoacidosis, kidney failure, nerve damage, and skin and mouth problems, and even death. But these complications are unacceptable because diabetes is so manageable if given the attention it deserves.
Call Midwest nursing home abuse law firm today if you or a loved one has been injured by a nursing home’s failure to properly care for diabetes.
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