I am reading Sherri Shephard's new autobiography and it's funny and fascinating. Her mom died of complications from diabetes at the age of 41, I think. She didn't take care of herself.
Sherri finally got scared into taking care of herself and is very careful about what she eats. If you are a diabetic or pre-diabetic, her tales will scare you into earing more carefully.
Her Dad is still alive and lives in Chicago, I think.
I highly recommend the book. Much, much better than the average star bio.