Shepherd talked about living a healthy lifestyle and how to lose weight in order effort to beat and even prevent diabetes. She said she has learned how to live with diabetes successfully.
"I had to re-learn how to eat. I had to get a new relationship with food. I had to start learning how to exercise," Shepherd said. "I still don't like it, but it's a part of my daily life. And, you know what, like I said, this is the best I ever felt since having the diagnosis of diabetes."
Physicians also spoke on how to manage diabetes while chefs gave cooking demonstrations on how to make healthy meals.
In Chicago, one out of every nine people is diabetic.