Mackenzie Douthit Diabetes: 'Teen Mom 3' Star Suffers Health Scare

3:15 PM EDT 8/26/2014 by Lindsay Cronin, Celebeat Reporter

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Mackenzie Douthit's blood sugar dropped drastically on Monday.

Since she was a child, Douthit, formerly of Teen Mom 3, has been struggling with Type 1 diabetes and yesterday, she suffered a major health scare. Luckily, she later surfaced on Twitter, where she assured fans she was alright.

"Thank you all for prayers," Douthit tweeted on Aug. 25. "With an unGodly amount of insulin and only eating an apple in the past days my blood sugar is finally under 200."

After Douthit's tweet was posted, fans immediately expressed concern -- especially over her claim of only having eaten one apple in the days prior. One particular fan called out Douthit for not taking care of herself, stating she should do her best to be healthy for the sake of her two children, son Gannon and daughter Jaxie.

In response, the reality star claimed she was one of the "healthiest eaters" she knows. She insisted, "I literally live off of fruit, veggies, and meat. I'm insulin resistant."

After welcoming son Gannon in 2012, Douthit announced she was expecting a second child in the summer of 2013. Although many questioned whether or not she was ready, Douthit's choice was more of a result of her inability to have children if she were to wait.

"[Douthit] had a very specific reason for getting pregnant for the second time at the tender age of 19. She has Type 1 diabetes, and doctors have told her that she won't be able to safely bear children past the age of 21," Wetpaint Entertainment reported at the time.

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