Sherri Shepherd shared in an Instagram video Monday that her no sugar diet which she has been on for over a year has resulted in her diabetes no longer being detectable.

“The doctor excitedly said ‘OHMYGOD what did you do?” Shepherd wrote in the caption. “You’re not even prediabetic!’”

Shepherd, 52, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2007. In her video, the former The View co-host said that her blood pressure was 142/80 in 2016, 2017, and 2018. She was prescribed metformin, a medication that can help treat type 2 diabetes. Her A1C test which measures the blood sugar of those with diabetes over the past three months was 6.6 percent. The normal A1C figures are anything below 5.7%.

In March 2018, she began her no sugar diet and began to be more proactive about her health.

“I know these numbers are because I have been off #sugar since March 201,” she explained.

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Shepherd explained that she wanted to live for her 14-year-son, Jeffrey. The teenager encouraged his mother to improve her health and well being.

“When my son Jeffrey asked ‘Mommy if you die who’s going to be my bodyguard’ I knew I had to make lifestyle changes or I would die,” she wrote.

Shepherd felt the need to share her health breakthrough so that others could make differences in their lifestyles.

“I wanted to share this good news with you to say THANKYOU to each person who texted, posted and dm’d me encouragement throughout my road back to health. I feel so good right now I could scream. Just want to encourage you that this can be done. You have people who love you and need you to be here. Live for you! Live for them!” she wrote.

Shepherd also revealed that the keto diet helped her lose 30lbs.

Watch Shepherd’s video below.

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Just got great news!!!! I am a type 2 diabetic nand in 2016-2017 & 2018 my blood pressure was 142/80 & my A1C (which measures blood sugar for the past three months) was 6.6 and the doctor put me on #metformin … today my blood pressure is 117/78 & my A1C is 5.4 . The doctor excitedly said “OHMYGOD what did you do? You’re not even prediabetic!” I know these numbers are because I have been off #sugar since March 2018. When my son Jeffrey asked “Mommy if you die who’s going to be my bodyguard” I knew I had to make lifestyle changes or I would die. I wanted to share this good news with you to say THANKYOU to each person who texted, posted and dm’d me encouragement throughout my road back to health. I feel so good right now I could scream. Just want to encourage you that this can be done. You have people who love you and need you to be here. Live for you! Live for them!♥️♥️ #thankyoujesus #joy #workinghard #sugarfree #sugarfreelife #sherrishepherd #feelsgoodtofeelgood #takingcontrolofmyhealth #nomoremetformin #healthiswealth #kickingdiabetesass

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