The View’s Sherri Shepherd is one tough cookie. She’s been through it all: weight loss, infertility, abortion, but she’s not only lived through it, but has managed to thrive. Sherri is also 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 wake up call.”
2. Scare yourself.