Comedian Sherri Shepherd, co-host of “The View” appeared on “Good Morning America” on April 30 to talk about her new book written with Billie Fitzpatrick.
“Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don’t Have It)”
Shepherd says type 2 diabetes could have killed her, but instead it saved her life.
“If I didn’t have diabetes, I would probably be at the International House of Pancakes eating a stack of pancakes with butter and syrup. I would probably be 250 pounds. I would not be going to the doctor. I probably wouldn’t be married to my husband, Lamar Sally. I wouldn’t be healthy for my son, Jeffrey.”
At 46, Shepherd is 5-foot-1 and now weighs 157 pounds, down from 197 pounds several years ago. At one time she was taking three medications for diabetes. Since she’s eating healthier, exercising regularly and keeping her blood sugar in the right range, the doctor has taken her off all medications for the diabetes.
In the book, Shepherd details her struggles with type 2 diabetes and the changes she made in her life.
She and Lara Spencer showed meals that Shepherd now eats. Then the two of them went grocery shopping where Shepherd demonstrated the choices she makes now compared to the choices she used to make.
As Shepherd says, the book is good for those with diabetes and even for those who don’t have it.