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Teen Mom's Mackenzie McKee hospitalized with complications from diabetes

Leah Prinzivalli writes about pop culture, beauty and health and has interviewed some of your favorite reality stars. She has been published in VICE, Reductress, The Toast, The Frisky, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn with her cat, l...

'Dangerously high' blood sugar sends Teen Mom star Mackenzie McKee to the hospital

Teen Mom's Mackenzie McKee was hospitalized on Wednesday night after complications from diabetes sent her to the emergency room.

McKee, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 12, suffered "dangerously high" blood sugar levels, according to The Daily Mail. The site reports that she had been vomiting for hours before rushing to her local hospital in Miami, Oklahoma.

"I have never been this sick... Ever," tweeted McKee.

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McKee had been undergoing training as a body builder and competing in competitions around the country. According to The Daily Mail, her regimen includes a strict 1,800 to 2,000 calories a day while competing, as well as three hours of cardio. She also reports drinking two gallons of water a day. Exercise can require especially stringent monitoring for diabetics, and McKee has had difficulty with sugar stability in the past.

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In an interview with Starcasm, McKee discussed how her life changed when she began to monitor her blood sugar to have a safe pregnancy. She said, "Although pregnant people like to eat a lot, I had to eat everything just right. If I had a low blood sugar it was suffocating the baby, and when I had a high blood sugar, it was giving the baby extra sugar, which made him gain weight. It was very hard with all the hormones to keep my blood sugars normal. I did everything right and still had mess-ups. So, yes, I had lots of complications. It was very hard. I honestly didn’t think I would make it."

She remains under observation in the hospital.

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