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A mother is appearing in court, charged with her daughter’s death after she allegedly refused to give her child insulin to treat her diabetes, which lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and resultant brain swelling. It was reported that the girl was vomiting days before she was brought to the hospital, where she lost consciousness and was admitted to intensive care where she died. Her friend testified that the girl was non-adherent to strict diabetic requirements regarding food consumption and taking insulin.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by CNN.com
About: Mother allegedly withheld insulin from dead daughter
Date: 21 October 2005
Author: Chris O’Connell
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