SHERRI SHEPHERD SAYS SON SAVED HER LIFE AFTER DIABETES DIAGNOSIS

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Sherri Shepherd’s 16-year-old son, Jeffrey Jr., helped her transform her life after the talk show host was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2007. The television personality shares her story with PEOPLE exclusively. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sherri (@sherrieshepherd) “I had this vision of my son at 5-years-old, holding his teddy bear, and he was crying because he was trying to figure out where heaven was because that’s where everybody said mommy was,” Shepherd shares with the media outlet. “And that woke me up,” the celebrity mom reveals. “Anything about my son,” she continues. “I jolted up, and I said, ‘I’ve got to make a change because I don’t want to die.'” Sherri Shepherd changed everything from her diet to her exercise schedule to achieve weight loss and, ultimately, optimal living. The television personality is an inspiration for many who desire to lose weight and embrace healthy living. Sherri, however, refuses to become complacent in her success thus far. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sherri (@sherrieshepherd) “[My son] motivates me every day,” Sherri tells PEOPLE. “He always encourages me,” Shepherd adds. “And I’m encouraged also because I get to do more...

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