Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear

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As hospital administrator Sharon Goodwin on NBC’s Chicago Med, S. Epatha Merkerson deals with her share of fictional medical cases, but a recent storyline hit close to home for the award-winning actress. During season two, Goodwin revealed that she has type 2 diabetes, a disease S. Epatha lives with off screen. S. Epatha was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2003, following a blood test. This diagnosis, along with a family history of the disease, sparked her passion for raising awareness and helping others through the America’s Diabetes Challenge campaign.