A sad story is unfolding in St. Louis as a local man decided to forgo his insulin injections in favor of “natural” treatments. Ben Smolkin, 38, was a type I diabetic and was on an insulin pump for the past 7 years. Family members say Smolkin was taken in by natural health blogs and miracle treatments, and decided it was time to treat his diabetes naturally.
After shelling our almost $400 for supplements, essential oils and a detoxing kit, Mr. Smolkin fell into a diabetic coma. He died 2 days later of natural causes.