Rob Kardashian has diabetes.
According to TMZ, the 28-year-old wasn’t feeling well and was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday. Doctors ran a series of tests and diagnosed Kardashian with diabetes. Rob’s symptoms started over the weekend, but worsened this week. It is unclear what kind of symptoms Rob was experiencing, but common symptoms include thirst, increased urination, blurred vision, and fatigue.
“[Rob] had no clue he was diabetic. Doctors stabilized him and as of this post he’s still in the hospital,” reported TMZ.
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Many believe that Rob Kardashian’s weight gain in recent years caused him to develop the disease. Back in May, his mother, Kris Jenner, talked about her son’s battle with depression and weight gain on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
“I cry myself to sleep literally every night worrying about [Rob]. It’s breaking my heart,” Jenner said according to Us Weekly.
The timing of Rob Kardashian’s diagnosis isn’t surprising because of the holiday. It’s possible that his diet over Christmas caused his blood sugar to be out of whack. The good thing is that Rob is taking this news as a major wake-up call. Sources say that he is now ready to make a lifestyle change and that he is looking at 2016 as a fresh start. It sounds like Rob will be one of the thousands of people who make “weight loss” one of their new year’s resolutions.
Rob Kardashian seemed to be on the right path a few months ago as it was reported he had been going to the gym and watching what he was eating. Us Weekly previously reported that Rob was working out with celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson whom his sister, Khloe Kardashian, trains with. It was reported that Rob lost more than 15 pounds at the time, but it’s unclear whether or not he was able to keep that weight off and stick to the diet and exercise plan he was given.
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Rob has been pretty MIA in recent months and has distanced himself from his family. He hasn’t been on Keeping Up With The Kardashians for quite some time and seems to prefer living his life out of the spotlight, unlike his super famous sisters.
According to the Mirror, Rob Kardashian chose to skip out on his mother’s annual Christmas Eve party this year. Kris showed her support for Rob regardless of his decision not to attend.
“If only you could see yourself through my eyes! I’ll forever be obsessed with you! My one and only! #MyAce,” Jenner wrote as a caption for a reposted Instagram photo.
Just last week, People Magazine reported that Rob Kardashian was “struggling.”
“Rob is still struggling and it makes the family sad. He deals with depression, weight issues and low self-esteem, but that’s been going on for a long time. The family, especially Khloé, is very much there for him but it has to be his own journey to figure out,” said a source.
In October, Khloe Kardashian spoke out about Rob, saying that she was helping him as much as she could, but that she needed to work on being patient with her little brother (who supposedly still lives with her).
“He’s such a great guy. That’s also what’s so infuriating. He’s charming, charismatic, everything. But I’m like, where is your will to live? Where is your will to live life? Let’s be around people! I’ve been working on my patience. I’ve been really trying. But I have my moments and I do snap … I can’t win life for Rob. I have to wait until [he’s] ready to do it for himself,” Khloe said.
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