January 25, 2009
Randy Jackson Won’t Let Elevated Blood Sugar Define His Life
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There’s a great article in the latest edition of Diabetes Forecast magazine about Randy Jackson’s triumphs over diabetes. It’s a story about growing up with some bad nutritional habits, taking shortcuts from healthy eating to meet a demanding schedule in show business, being shocked at his diagnosis but then taking the bull by the horns to turn his life around.
Talking candidly about dealing with blood sugar control issues for the last 10 years, Jackson characterized the diabetes symptoms he experienced as sneaky, suggesting that they were almost subtle enough to be below the radar. Even though he has a family history of type 2 diabetes, he never expected it to affect him. That’s why his diagnosis came as such a surprise.
He also validated what many people who have a higher than normal blood sugar count have also experienced – that it can be very difficult to succeed at losing weight. Jackson said he tried 80 million diets and actually did lose pounds, but then gained it all back. Normal weight people, he said, have no concept of the psychological and physical challenges weight management poses for many who struggle to maintain a normal blood sugar range.
As long as he’s in the spotlight, chiefly as a mainstay on American Idol, he’ll be an inspiration for many who battle both weight loss frustrations and blood sugar levels, a powerful illustration that doing whatever it takes for treatment of diabetes is worth it to achieve diabetes control.
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