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Now that Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie Douthit is getting ready for her second trip down Mommyhood Lane — against the advice of her doctors — things are getting pretty scary for the teen mom.

As you know, Mack is a Type 1 diabetic and has had numerous medical issues in the past and seems to be rushed to the hospital all the time when her blood sugar drops too low. In fact, according to doctors, the expecting mom could slip into a coma during labor! Scary!

“My blood sugar could get so low that I pass out — and don’t wake up,” Mackenzie revealed to Life & Style. “I’m very scared. My doctors didn’t want me to go through this again, but really if you look at it in the long run, it’s way better to have kids young while my body’s still somewhat healthier than waiting until I was older.”

This Oklahoma-born Southern belle’s story sounds lot like Julia Roberts’s storyline in Steel Magnolias, doesn’t it? Even though there’s a major risk with this pregnancy, Mack is determined to bring this new life into the world.

“I think being a mom is one of the most powerful things and you have so much hope,” she told the mag. And hey, if Mack and her hubby Josh McKee can fight off Satan from interfering in their relationship, we have no doubt that our favorite gal is gonna kick diabetes in the butt.

Are you worried about Mackenzie during this tumultuous pregnancy? Hit the comments and share your concerns!

Source: Life & Style

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