Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Americal Idol Randy Jackson Overcomes Diabetes

Randy Jackson
"American Idol" judge and performer Randy Jackson was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2001, when he weighed 360 pounds. "I was in the worse shape of my life," Jackson, now 51, told Newsweek magazine. Even though his father had been diabetic, he thought he just had a cold -- until he went to the doctor and was diagnosed with diabetes.

In addition to treatment with medication, Jackson underwent a gastric bypass operation that reduced his weight to 230 pounds. He has given up the pies and cakes he grew up with as a child in the South. Jackson's diet today includes plenty of vegetables and very few sweets. "Food is for nutrition now," he told Newsweek. He is also helping the American Heart Association get the word out about the heart risks associated with the disease.

see more great stories of those who overcome diabetes at www.dbethics.com; www.springwell.biz


Blogger Breakthrough in Diabetes said...

Great Man, Randy

Just like many who take their food supplements and are living a changed life.

You are an encouragement to many who struggle with diabetes.

More good news at www.springwell.biz

January 30, 2008 at 12:35 AM  

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