Shawty Lo checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@therealshawtylo) on Tuesday (September 9), sharing his story about being diagnosed with diabetes in 2001. The D4L rapper writes:
It was crazy when I first found out. I was doing a lot of urinating, having to go to the bathroom like every 20 minutes. I remember one night lying in bed and it was like I was having an out of body experience; I could see myself sleeping. When I first went to the hospital, the doctors said I could have been, was supposed to be like in a coma because my blood sugar was so high – over 1600. They couldn’t believe it was that high, saying most people would either be dead or in a coma. It seemed like I could barely walk, like I weighed 300 pounds. All this had gone on for about a week before I went to the hospital. When they checked me in, that’s when they found out, I was diabetic. I didn’t take it seriously at first. It took me having to go to the hospital 2 or 3 times before it really sunk in. I was in denial. I just didn’t want to accept that I had diabetes, but my family really clamped down on me.