In the county where I live in Colorado, a man was jailed for a period of time. He has T2, had ill fitting shoes, and the work assignment he was given caused a blister on one of his toes. He repeatedly explained he was diabetic and asked for medical attention. He did not get any. Gangrene set in, and when he finally got out and got medical treatment, it had spread and all of his toes on that foot had to be amputated. He is now suing and, well, I'm rooting for him :)
What do you all think of this situation? Since I am new to diabetes and this site, I do not know if this group becomes involved in these situations or not. Would we advocate for him? Are there tools available to ensure that the jail is better educated? (perhaps the law suit will handle that....lol). Thank you for "listening"....the activist in me gets stimulated.