Dr Oz: Sherri Shepherd Diabetes Plan
Sherri Shepherd is no stranger to the Dr Oz Show but this time she wanted to sit down with the famous doctor to talk about the disease she has been living with for the last ten years: Diabetes. Sherri explained that before, she felt tired, sluggish, was always running to the bathroom, and her mouth was always dry. But now, Sherri said she feels good, just like Randy Jackson said in his segment (and here’s a quick reminder to enter the Free Randy Jackson Glasses Giveaway too)! Dr Oz took her on a trip to the pancreas inside the human body using virtual reality.
Dr Oz: What Role Does Your Pancreas Play In Diabetes?
Sherri joked that her pancreas looked like something she could put flour on and then fry up. The pancreas is actually actually surrounded by other organs, including the liver which is the biggest organ in the body. The pancreas is what makes insulin. The pancreas sends an important hormone called glucagon to the liver. When you don’t eat, the pancreas sends a signal to the liver to “do the hard work.”
But if you eat too much, the pancreas makes a hormone called insulin. In people with diabetes, they don’t make enough insulin for the whole body. When the pancreas is overwhelmed and can’t keep up, it causes diabetes.