Type 2 diabetes is an incredibly complicated and dangerous disease, but Rob Kardashian’s family doesn’t feel like he’s taking it seriously. They’re trying everything possible to give the newly-diagnosed diabetic his well-needed wakeup call!
Rob Kardashian, 28, is reportedly reluctant to change his lifestyle in the wake of his new Type 2 diagnosis, according to a source who spoke to TMZ, and his family members are beyond themselves with worry. With his health on the line, his family is trying to make him see what consequences could be in his future!
Kardashian sources told TMZ that the family was hopeful that Rob would finally to start eating healthy, committing to exercise, and focusing on what’s necessary for living with Type 2 diabetes. Not the case, however. “He’s still eating crap and not seriously doing anything to lose weight,” the source said.
Kris Jenner, and Rob’s sisters have apparently hired a full-time chef who specializes in diabetic cooking to prepare all of his meals. They’ve also employed the help of a personal trainer and nutritionist to help him get back on the track. But none of their help is reportedly being taken. Rob isn’t taking his diagnosis seriously, and they’re terrified that his health is only going to get worse.
Right now, Rob requires one injection of insulin a day to keep his glucose sugar levels regulated; he also requires checking his blood glucose by a finger stick multiple times a day. With committed lifestyle changes and better health, there’s a possibility that Rob wouldn’t need the insulin injection anymore; he could potentially maintain the disease through oral medications. Furthermore, he wouldn’t have to go through such an incredibly terrifying event such as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) ever again.
With Type 2 diabetes (as well as Type 1), ignoring the disease can lead to irreversible, critical complications. Unattended diabetes and prolonged high blood sugar can lead to blindness, numbness, heart and kidney problems — and even amputation. Neither form of the disease is something to take lightly! Khloe Kardashian has said that she was going to take a gentle approach to helping Rob, instead of forcing him into taking care of himself. But maybe it’s time to put on the sisterly pressure!
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that Rob hasn’t changed his lifestyle yet? Tell us in the comments!