The View’s Sherri Shepherd’s is one of the 10 percent of U.S. women living with diabetes. As she and countless others have learned, dealing with the disease is about making healthy lifestyle choices…and sticking with them.
What are the diabetes-management rules that she lives by?
1. Find a doctor who challenges you.
“My mom died of diabetes complications when she was 41. When I was 40, my doctor told me, ‘I don’t know when you’re going to have a stroke, but it’s going to happen.’ That was my wakeup call.”
2. Scare yourself.