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Diabetes Disasters: DiabetesinControl.com Announces a Growing Library of Diabetes Medical Error Cases Shared by Medical Professionals for Medical Professionals

CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes is responsible for over 10% of all adverse medication events in the U.S. The disease is both complex and hazardous to treat. Most patients with diabetes are on a multiple drug therapy, for comorbidities such as hypercholesteremia, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, and more. Polypharmacy means there is a greater chance for errors and drug interactions. Diabetes in Control has assembled a growing library of near-miss medical disasters submitted by medical practitioners for medical practitioners. They include key insights that may help prevent such errors in their practices, accessible here at http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/disasters.

"Diabetes in Control, Inc. is committed to error prevention in the treatment of diabetes. Adverse events often get reported, but the near-miss disasters repeatedly escape attention. Every near-miss contains the seeds of an eventual direct-hit tragedy for a person with diabetes," said Steve Freed, Founder and Publisher of Diabetes in Control (http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/disasters). "Our library of 'disaster averted' case studies is intended to share vital insights with the medical community to help prevent tragic consequences or accumulating harm."

Editor-in-chief, David Joffe, remarked, "Underlying our commitment to greater sharing among peers in the medical community to promote patient safety, we are offering an honorarium for submitted near-miss disaster mini-cases, which include key practice pearls or lessons learned from the event. Send them to Publisher@diabetesincontrol.com for review."

Diabetes medical professionals can learn from peers and prevent major life threatening errors in the treatment of diabetes. Errors reported so far involve:

  • Language Interpretation
  • Insulin Dosages
  • Duplicate Dosages
  • Deciphering Nutrition Labels
  • Phone Order Errors
  • Medication Adherence
  • Insulin Pump Errors
  • Medication Storage
  • Mixing Insulins
  • Syringe Errors
  • Insulin Pen Errors
  • Multi-tasking Mishaps
  • Side-Effects
  • Dosage Confusion Errors
  • Contraindication Errors
  • Injection Technique Errors
  • Etc

You can also report errors directly!

Please visit our website at http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/disasters. For additional information or to schedule an interview, contact Steve Freed (RPh, Diabetes Educator, Publisher) at (847) 945-7773 or via e-mail at publisher@diabetesincontrol.com.

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