Rob Kardashian's unhealthy weight is putting his life in danger.
He spent much of last year holed up alone in his room at sister Khloé Kardashian’s house, and at mealtimes, “he would get everything delivered or sneak out to the drive-through — stuff like burgers, fries, burritos and fried chicken,” an insider reveals to Life & Style.
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It all caught up with the former reality star, who gained more than 100 pounds in the past two years, when he was rushed to the hospital on Dec. 27 and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. “He was eating himself to death,” explains the insider.
Rob in May of 2014. (Photo Credit: Splash)
Doctors warned Rob that if he continues down this road and doesn’t start taking care of his body, he’s putting his life at risk.
“If Rob doesn’t change his habits and stop overeating, he’s going to have heart attacks, kidney failure, eye problems and more,” NYC-based nutritionist Charles Passler tells Life & Style. “Yes, you can die from diabetes.”
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It’s not all bad news, though. If Rob, 28, starts eating healthier and exercising, Dr. Passler says, “he can save his life in three to six months. Type 2 diabetes is almost always curable through diet and exercise.”
But weeks after his hospitalization, friends say the message hasn’t gotten through. He’s back to his old habits. “He’s depressed and angry and seems to have given up,” says a source.
Making matters worse, Rob has been taking pain pills, which can exacerbate health issues and interact dangerously with insulin and any other medications he’s taking. “He isn’t capable of taking care of himself anymore,” the source continues. “He seems to have a death wish.”
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