Pregnancy is a beautiful journey for a soon-to-be mother but it sure has its ups and downs and Kelly Osbourne is living it all. While the 37-year-old is excited about welcoming her first child with boyfriend Sid Wilson, she did share a scary health update with fans. What has happened to her? Is she alright? Keep reading to find out more!
Kelly Osbourne Shares Scary Details Of Her Latest Diagnosis
Kelly recently got candid about her gestational diabetes diagnosis on September 29 in an interview. For the unversed, gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes, that is diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy. Just like any other diabetes variant, it affects the way the cells use sugar. It can lead to high sugar levels in the blood thus affecting pregnancy and eventually the fetus’ health.
The former reality star opened up about her concerns with fatigue, weight gain, and swollen ankles that called for a doctor’s visit after which she received this scary diagnosis. The celebrity shared, “This whole pregnancy, I’ve had no cravings except for sugar, which is something I’ve never had before. The number one thing for me that I realized was taking me down was sugary drinks, and it was juice. Because even though I was drinking fresh pressed juice, it still had a lot more sugar than I needed.”
Kelly Blamed The Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis On Herself
The fashion designer also revealed that she wasn’t eating right and blamed it on herself thinking it was because of something she had done. As per ENews, the star is now consuming less sugar and slowly changing her eating habits with the help of her physician. However, it might be some time before her body adapts to the new diet, given how she is soon to give birth.
Talking about her dietary changes, she explained, “As soon as I cut the sugar out, I had a bit of a headache for a while. I’m not going to lie. It’s a bit of a shock to your system.”
Although the start was difficult, Kelly has definitely been seeing positive results. She explained, “Overall, my skin cleared up. I don’t have to wear any makeup. My friends, that haven’t seen me since I started my third trimester, now that they see me, they’re like, ‘Whoa, what changed? Your skin is perfect,’ and I know that sometimes that has to do with pregnancy. But, I had pregnancy acne. I cut the sugar out, and it completely went away.”
Kelly Osbourne Talks About Positive Changes Of Dietary Changes
She also talked about other changes in her body and revealed that she no longer has to wear compression socks to bring down the swelling in her feet. “I just have more energy. I’m sleeping better. You don’t realize what it’s doing to you until you take it away is all I can say,” she added.
As per CDC, gestational diabetes affects about 2 to 10 percent of pregnancies in the United States annually. Given how big this number is, Kelly’s journey towards a better lifestyle will surely inspire others.
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