I found this via Friendly Athiest. Yes, it is just as bad as you think: this child was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of three. Rather than finding the boy a competent doctor, his parents left his care in God’s hands.
At the age of fifteen, the child died. He weighed 37 pounds.
I just don’t have any words for this, I am that sickened. I cannot understand how any parent–any human being, for that matter–could allow this to happen. Diabetes is a treatable illness; my great-grandmother lived well into her 70s and she was diabetic. It’s a manageable condition. This child could have lived a long life and yet…
I can’t go on. There is nothing more for me to say. At least his parents are facing consequences for their actions. But it seems like too little, too late.