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 A diabetic boy’s parents ‘didn’t believe in doctors.’

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A diabetic boy’s parents ‘didn’t believe in doctors.’

Scott Benner

Now they’re guilty of his murder.

from the Washington Post

Alexandru Radita’s first medical crisis began when he was on the verge of turning 3. His parents brought him — thirsty, feverish, vomiting and suffering from abdominal pain — to a hospital in British Columbia in December 2000. Lab tests confirmed that young Alex had Type 1 diabetes.

A doctor spoke to Alex’s mother to explain her son’s diagnosis and how they would need to treat him at home. Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition in which a person’s pancreas does not produce enough insulin. People with it need regular blood tests and insulin injections to moderate blood-sugar levels.

According to court documents, “Mrs. Radita . . . made it clear that in her view the diagnosis was incorrect and she would prove that the doctors were wrong.”

The entire article can be found here.