Diabetes type three often misdiagnosed

On Behalf of | Nov 6, 2017 | Medical Malpractice

As an increasing number of adults are diagnosed with diabetes in Montana and across the United States, some are incorrectly diagnosed. A certain subset of the population suffers from a lesser-known type of diabetes that is related to pancreatic disorders and requires different treatments than types one or two.

In addition to types one and two and gestational diabetes, there is also diabetes type three, which is not well recognized by medical professionals or the public. This type of diabetes is caused by pancreatic disorders. Many people who suffer diabetes following pancreatic diseases may actually have type three diabetes but be diagnosed with adult-onset, or type two, diabetes instead.

Type three diabetes requires different medications than type two diabetes does, meaning that some people who are misdiagnosed might not receive medications that are effective. This may lead to them having additional problems with controlling their blood sugar and insulin levels. People who have unmanageable blood sugar may develop other serious illnesses that might ultimately result in their deaths.

People who are diagnosed with diabetes after having suffered from disorders of their pancreases might want to discuss their diagnoses with their doctors. Getting the correct diagnosis is vital for people who have diabetes. When doctors misdiagnose diseases, the misdiagnoses may cause serious injuries to their patients. People who have been injured because of their doctors’ misdiagnoses may want to consult with medical malpractice attorneys. The lawyers might file complaints on behalf of their clients so that they can commence lawsuits against the negligent doctors. The lawyers may be able to help their clients recover financial compensation from the doctors or hospitals for their losses.

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