Khloé Kardashian responds to claims she used diabetes drug to lose weight
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Khloé Kardashian has hit back at accusations she used medication for diabetes to lose weight.
The reality TV star, 38, was forced to respond to the unverified rumour via Instagram amid speculation following her cover story interview with Sorbet magazine.
People claimed the mum-of-two's appearance was 'different' in the newly released pictures and assumed she used a drug for weight loss.
Khloé has always been very open and honest about her weight loss and fitness journey. In 2015 she published her The New York Times Best seller list memoir, Strong Looks Better Naked, which detailed her weight loss and also included fitness and nutrition advice.
Two years later, she presented Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian, a reality series inspired on her own fitness programme which helped regular people get 'revenge' on those who discouraged them during their weight gain.
She is also often filmed doing grueling workouts in the gym in episodes of the hit series The Kardashians as well as the family's former show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
The Good American founder shares gym selfies on Instagram with her 287m followers.
How could anyone forget those joint workouts with her now-ex Tristan Thompson?
Despite evidence of Khloé's hard work and dedication through the years, one person on Instagram speculated: "The fact she used diabetic medicine to get this skinny is disturbing."
Khloé saw the comment and responded: "Let's not discredit my years of working out. I get up five days a week at 6am to train. Please stop with your assumptions. I guess new year still means mean people."
The drug in question is Ozempic, an injectable prescription drug used to assist people with Type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar levels.
Approved for medical use in the US in 2017, the insulin regulator has recently it has become known as a ‘quick fix’ for weight loss and helps slow down food leaving the stomach, making users feel full for longer periods of time.
Possible side effects may include inflammation of the pancreas, kidney problems, low blood sugar and gallbladder problems.
The comments about her weight loss came after she hit back at claims she ‘changed her face’.
She later uploaded footage of herself working out on her Instagram Story to let her commentators know she’s back on the grind.
“Now that winter break is over my 6am workouts are back so I can do carpool but today I am lucky I get to do it a little later! Getting back into the 6am workout groove is tough,” she penned.