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Diabetic Care Is Failing
Nearly four million people in the UK have diabetes, and yet a recent study has shown the NHS is failing provide diabetics with an acceptable standard of care, resulting in thousands of preventable deaths each year.
The National Diabetes Audit researched around 2 million people with diabetes across England and Wales. It found that those with the condition are at a far greater risk of developing complications, such as heart failure, angina and amputation. To put things into perspective, in 2010 to 2011, 45,000 diabetics had heart failure - this far outweighs the expected number of 27,000. The audit also concluded that those with type 1 diabetes were far more likely to suffer a premature death.
However, many of these complications could be avoided with better preventative care. In fact, it is thought that substandard levels of diabetic care are causing some 22,000 excess deaths each year. This has of course raised serious questions about why medical professionals are failing to meet NICE guidelines, which if adhered to would ensure many of the complications associated with diabetes were avoided. But instead healthcare staff are neglecting to follow the necessary steps, something Diabetes UK says is causing people to die “before their time”.
Dr Bob Young, of the National Diabetes Information Service who led work on the audit, said: “If everyone achieved the treatment targets that are laid down by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), none of the complications would be inevitable. There is substantial scope for improvement.”
Barbara Young, chief executive of Diabetes UK, said: “It is a tragedy that a large proportion of these thousands of extra heart attacks could have been prevented simply through better education, treatment and care. We hope this report spurs the NHS into action to improve the current situation.”
Has substandard diabetic care caused you to suffer?
If you or your loved one has been harmed because of poor diabetic care, you will of course be feeling very angry about the treatment you have received. After all, diabetes is a condition that can be controlled, just so long as the right medical management is provided. If there is a failure to do so, and this has caused you to suffer a complication that could otherwise have been avoided, you need to talk to a medical negligence solicitor. This is because you could be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering you have wrongfully endured.
To find out more about claiming for unacceptable standards of diabetic care, contact us at 1stClaims today.
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