Rob Kardashian was rushed to the hospital after Christmas

By Aurelie Corinthios
Updated January 13, 2016 09:40 AM
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Khloé Kardashian has confirmed her brother Rob Kardashian was diagnosed with diabetes after he was rushed to the hospital in late December for stomach problems.

During her Good Morning America appearance Wednesday, Khloé, 31, said she didn’t know whether Rob, 28, has Type I or Type II diabetes.

“But again, leaving that in 2015,” she said. “He got out [of the hospital] before the New Year, so I was like, ‘Okay, let’s leave all that stuff then. Listen, you found out what the problem is, let’s tackle it head on, and everything happens for a reason.’ ”

Khloé added that she hopes the health scare will be a wake-up call for her reclusive brother, who has remained out of the spotlight and away from the Keeping Up with the Kardashians cameras for two years while battling depression and gaining more than 100 lbs.

“If that’s going to shake him up a little bit, and let’s jumpstart his health journey, then great, I’m right there for him,” Khloé said. “He’s taking it seriously. Yeah, we’re only 13 days into the New Year, but that’s good enough for me.”

Last week, Khloé, who has long been a fierce supporter of her brother, told E! she has seen “such a great transformation just mentally right now” in Rob, adding that she hopes it sticks.

“I’m always praying and rooting for Rob. I’m very hopeful,” she said.

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After Rob’s December hospitalization, a source told PEOPLE he “has to take medicine now to control his blood sugar level.”

“He was also told he needs to rethink his whole lifestyle. He needs to see a dietician and change the way he eats,” the source added. “If he doesn’t change his lifestyle, he was told that it could have serious consequences.”