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Rob KardashianRob Kardashian is the only Kardashian whose dismissed the public eye and stayed away from the cameras until last week when he was rushed to the hospital and later diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and other life threatening diabetic complications. Based on various reports, Rob’s medical state stems from other issues that are associated with his mental well-being. According to NY Daily News, even after his medical scare, Rob still wants nothing to do with the world. A source told the reporter that Rob is not responding to text messages from people that genuinely care about him.

Rob’s struggle with weight gain and depression has kept him out of lime light from the reality show for many years. The article has states that Rob was diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidsis, a serious diabetic condition caused by the body producing excess blood acids called ketones. According to Web MD if the condition is left untreated, he could have fallen into a diabetic coma.

Each year 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Diabetes is one of the 7th leading causes of death in the United States – nearly 71,000 people die annually due to the complications associated with the disease. There are many complications that are associated with diabetes that include hypertension, heart attack, stroke, blindness, eye problems, kidney disease and amputations. Diabetes is a condition where blood sugar is elevated, may reflect lack of production of insulin to lower blood sugar (Type 1) or insulin resistance (Type 2), generally the result of obesity, poor diet or lack of exercise leading to the metabolic syndrome. In the US, diabetes costs 245 billion in heath care resources according to researchers.

During a May episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris Jenner revealed that Rob had gained 100 pounds. Jenner said, “I cry myself to sleep literally every night worrying about [Rob]. It’s breaking my heart.” Earlier in September US Weekly reported that Rob was preparing for a comeback. During that time, he shed more than 15 pounds through workouts with celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson and following a personalized eating plan.

Diabetes is a manageable condition with a monitored diet and exercise. An individual must be committed to making a lifestyle change in order to get the condition under control.

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