In the media, Rob Kardashian has been cast as a shining example of someone that took control of their health to reach their goals with diabetes management. However, are the adjacent claims that Rob Kardashian “cured” his diabetes true in any way?
For example, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the National Health Service (NHS) in the U.K. seem to agree that type 2 diabetes is not reversible and, therefore, Rob Kardashian cannot claim he cured his diabetes.
Moreover, leading authorities seem to say that Rob Kardashian especially could not claim he had reversed his diabetes to the point that he could stop taking all medications simply by losing weight and changing his diet.
In his announcement to TMZ, Rob Kardashian said that he followed the advice of doctors, and now he does not need to take his diabetes medication.
This does not clarify if Rob Kardashian is now using non-insulin methods of controlling his blood sugar, monitoring his blood sugar levels, or improving insulin response with medications like Metformin.
Adding to this, People says that Blac Chyna’s cooking “saved” Rob Kardashian, but this headline does not talk about curing him of diabetes.
Instead, Black Chyna’s cooking helped Rob Kardashian with vital changes he needed to make to his diet following a full-blown diabetes health breakdown in December 2015.
Sadly, the current evidence supported in 2016 by the National Institute of Health says researchers feel most people will develop type 2 diabetes due to genetics.
On top of this, the ADA says type 2 diabetes can be worsened or brought on earlier than expected unless attention to lifestyle and diet is paid.
Basic information guides about type 2 diabetes from reputable sources like Mayo Clinic also state that a person cannot simply lose weight or change their diet to “cure” their type 2 diabetes condition to the point where no medication or blood sugar monitoring is required — but they can reduce the risks associated with diabetes.
In short, some of these headlines insinuating Rob Kardashian cured his diabetes are a bit misleading because there really is no definitive proof that you can “cure” diabetes with diet and stop taking medications.
These claims of individuals insinuating to the media they “cured” their diabetes is an issue that the National Health Service (NHS) in the U.K. takes very seriously. They clearly talk about newspaper headlines that claimed in 2013 that a crash diet could make diabetes reversible. After evaluating the crash diet, the NHS concluded that these “studies” often do not hold up to academic research standards.
Of course, today, more focus is being placed on the growing number of people with diabetes in America, and the idea that curing the condition is one insurance companies are hoping to see in their future.
Currently, the ADA claims 86 million Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes and this costs an average of $322 billion per year.
Naturally, Rob Kardashian fans will likely learn more about his claims pertaining to how he is taking charge of his health and his diabetes diagnosis when he is on his new television show Rob & Chyna.
The new Rob & Chyna series will begin on September 11 on the E! Network, and Rob Kardashian will have a lot of topics to share besides diabetes and weight loss goals.
For example, part of the reason why Rob Kardashian has been placing a focus on his health is due to the fact that he will be having a new baby with Blac Chyna in the near future.
Their new baby will arrive in November, according to Refinery 29, and, although Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna tend to fight a lot, they have definitely agreed on one thing about the baby. Namely, the new baby will not have a name that starts with “K,” according to Entertainment Tonight.
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