Mackenzie Douthit Struggles With Her Diabetes — Is She OK?
Teen Mom 2's Mackenzie Douthit might look like the picture of good health, but girlfriend suffers from Type 1 diabetes. Mackenzie's condition has been a constant struggle (seriously, we can't imagine life without sugar … the horror!), and seems to have taken a turn for the worse thanks to her recent pregnancy.
This gal is 18 weeks pregnant with her second child (a baby girl!), and has been open about the fact that her pregnancy is complicated to say the least. Before getting pregnant for round two, Mackenzie told Dr. Drew that she was advised to have an abortion while pregnant with Gannon (that's how dangerous her condition is), and her current doctor told her that she won't be able to have children after the age of 21.
It looks like Mackenzie's pregnancy is going well for the most part (aside from one scary near-death experience in the bathtub), but unfortunately home girl is having to regulate her blood sugar levels with insulin shots.
"Omg noooo," Mackenzie posted to Instagram along with a picture of a terrifying needle. "Im back to these stupid things....#diabeticlife #wantmypensback #needapump."
Poor Mackenzie! It must be unpleasant for this gal to administer shots to herself, but hey — whatever keeps her and her bundle of joy healthy. The good news is that this Southern belle only has six more months left in her pregnancy, and we're sure they'll fly by in no time!