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Diabetes Disasters: 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

"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 ( "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 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 For additional information or to schedule an interview, contact Steve Freed (RPh, Diabetes Educator, Publisher) at (847) 945-7773 or via e-mail at

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