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Wisconsin father charged in diabetes death of teenage son

Posted at 5:04 PM, Feb 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-18 18:04:37-05

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin father is accused of failing to manage and treat his teenage son's diabetes, leading to the boy's death.

Forty-nine-year-old Robert Glazner of Wausau is charged with second-degree reckless homicide in the death of 15-year-old Bryden Glazner. USA Today Network-Wisconsin reports the father is jailed on a cash bond of $500,000.

WAOW-TV reports officials say Bryden was vomiting the night before his Aug. 4 death, and that his father did not ensure he was checking his insulin levels. They say the last sugar reading that was done was two days before he died.

The teen was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2014. Authorities say his father was resistant to being educated on how to treat the disease. A complaint says Bryden Glazner rotated time between his divorced parents and was staying with his father at the time of his death.