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Diabetes death parents convicted of murder

The trial of the parents of a 17-year old girl with diabetes who died in a diabetic coma have been convicted of second-degree murder . The couple were also found guilty of wilful child endangerment, according to the Riverside County district attorney’s office.
Nanette Latham was found in her parent’s mobile home in Cabazon . As a type 1 diabetic, Nanette was required to take insulin every day . The girl suffered cardiac arrest en route to the hospital, where doctors report a shockingly high blood glucose levels, over twice the point of diabetic coma .
Gregory and Yvonna Latham were accused of severe neglect, after they failed to call paramedics to end the suffering of their daughter. The parents are due to be sentenced on April 30th, and will face between 15 years and life in prison.
The tragic case should highlight how serious type 1 diabetes can be if managed poorly.

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