8. Sherri Shepherd
Photo: Comedian Sherri Shepherd. Source: Houston Defender.
Comedian Sherri Shepherd shared that her diagnosis of type 2 diabetes served as a blessing in disguise. Instead of killing her, she said the disease saved her. She's very thankful for her diagnosis because if it were not for the disease, she would have lived a lifestyle not minding her weight and not enjoying where she is now. Because of proper diet and regular exercise, her doctor has taken her off of all her medications. She has managed to keep her blood sugar in the right range for many years now.