Randy Jackson: Taking Diabetes to Heart program

August 6, 2012 (CHICAGO)

Jackson was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2003 and has teamed up with Merck to share his personal experience and to help educate patients about serious complications of the disease, including heart disease. Jackson decided to take his diabetes to heart by committing to a diabetes-friendly lifestyle. He has his type 2 diabetes under control thanks to the changes he has made to his lifestyle, and regular appointments with his doctors to keep tabs on his blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. He is encouraging people with type 2 diabetes to visit TakingDiabetestoHeart.com to take a pledge to better manage their diabetes and to learn more about the ABCs of diabetes management -- A1C, or blood sugar, Blood pressure, and Cholesterol control. Patients who make the pledge will have access to Jackson's personal tips as well as sample questions to ask their doctors about ways to help manage their diabetes and reduce the risk of heart disease!

More about Randy Jackson:

Randy Jackson is a 20-year music industry veteran, GRAMMY® Award-winning producer, author, and television personality.

Randy has worked on more than 1,000 gold and multi-platinum albums, and he has recorded, toured, performed and produced records for stars such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, *NSYNC, Madonna, Elton John, Destiny's Child, Joss Stone, Travis Tritt, Van Hunt and many more.

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