Diabetes Symptoms and Misdiagnosis

Diabetes Symptoms and Misdiagnosis

Diabetes Symptoms and Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis is one type of blunders that happen inside a medical institution and is collectively called medical error or legally called medical malpractice. It is a negative effect of negligence to care that may threaten patients' lives or may not. Aside from misdiagnosis, other forms of medical errors take form in:

  • Surgial Errors
  • Negligence to treatment 
  • Birth Injuries
  • Mismedications

Misdiagnosis has numerous factors that contribute to it from occurring such as: patient asks for opinions from multiple different doctors, oftentimes it is also to blame to blame on doctor's end as he is inexperience, lacking presence of mind during examination or due to overconfidence. Cases of doctor who willfully not make time with their patient to check their current status at a point and lacking certainty of diagnostic testings, follow-ups and repititions can also lead to misdiagnosis of a certain condition of a patient, especially in diseases and conditions which has similar symptoms being shown with other diseases in different group in different system of the body and that commonly confused with other diseases. Some of the disease that is confused among other diseases is diabetes because of its symptoms, some of the diseases that is commonly interchanged with the said disease are: 

  1. Anemia 
    Diabetes and anemia can causes severe fatigue, weakness and tiredness, because in case of people with diabetes, the body’s metabolism is affected by the inability of glucose to be delivered in body's system. Whereas anemia is a blood disorder that causes blood to be lessen and therefore, similar weakness and fatigue felt with the patient with diabetes. 

  2. Atherosclerosis
    Some type of diabetes may develop vision problems, such as blurred vision, weakened eyesight and even blindness as a result of developed complications maybe from duration or added lifestyle. Atherosclerosis, on the other hand, is a disease that causes similar vision symptoms as arteries also become narrowed and clogged, decreasing the flow of blood in the affected areas where sometimes, veins around eyes.

  3. Raynaud's Disease
    Diabetes may complicate and lead to defect and deterioration of neurological system which causes blood flow to reduce its efficience to go through limbs. Raynaud’s disease is a disorder of the circulatory system that also affects the supply of blood to the limbs, hands and feet which has similar symptoms at first glance. 

Types of Diabetes 

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is caused by our body to attack itself from false alarm and activate autoimmune reaction that stops the body from making insulin. It is actually rare for people to be diagnosed with type 1. Symptoms of type 1 oftentimes develop really fast, and any age range can be affect with it from children to elder. One way to prevent complications is the intake of insulin capsules. 

Type 2 Diabetes

With type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t use insulin well and can’t keep blood sugar at normal levels. Contrary to the first type, type 2 diabetes is the most common among all age range. And contrary to type 1, symptoms develop really late and appears on adulthood and patient may not notice symptoms and usually people can only know that they have type 2 diabetes upon visiting their physician on the latter. Lifestyle and eating habit can change and decrease its symptoms.

Gestational Diabetes

This type of diabetes is pretty unique and can occur only to pregnant women who have no history of diabetes. There is also a chance that the baby might be at higher risk, though gestational diabetes usually dissipate after the baby is born but the risk of obtaining type 2 diabetes is not gone as well. 

These are two main kinds of diabetes develop differently, depending on what are the nature of heredity and one's habbit. Given that, there would be a time when misdiagnoses or missed diagnoses are more likely to happen and these are the most common cases for it and some are serious and very misleading but even the lightest type of misidentification of type of a certain diabetes, their treatment and symptoms differ and complications are very different as well so having a doctor to commit such blunder should definitely shoulder the weight of his action and grant them their financial assistance for their extended medical bills and additional for emotional damage. 

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