As a brittle diabetic, Mackenzie’s blood sugar levels fluctuate constantly and unpredictably — which is a major health risk during pregnancy! The ‘Teen Mom 3’ star, who is 6 months pregnant with her second child, opened up about why she feels it’s a risk she needs to take.
Mackenzie Douthit has been outspoken about her type 1 diabetes on Teen Mom 3, and she has shared the scary moments that have come with her condition. Now she has revealed that her second pregnancy is a huge health challenge that she’s willing to take for the sake of her daughter-to-be.
Mackenzie Douthit Pregnancy Risk: How Type 1 Diabetes Puts Her Life In Danger
Kenzie has shared that brittle diabetes — a condition that comes with constant swings in glucose levels — has been her biggest challenge in her pregnancy.
“Having this baby is worth that risk,” Mackenzie bravely said, though doctors warned her that her health issues would pose a threat to her safety. “I will always put my baby first.”
Mackenzie Douthit Calls Her Second Baby ‘A Miracle’
“If everything ends up going well, this baby will be a miracle,” Mackenzie insisted.
Her husband Josh, 20, helps her manage her blood sugar levels — and keeps a lookout to make sure that she’s eating properly! Plus, her adorable 2-year-old son Gannon gives her plenty of motivation to keep strong — after all, he requires a lot of her energy!
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Are you shocked that Mackenzie’s pregnancy is so difficult?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski