Randy Jackson is a producer, entrepreneur, television personality and judge on American Idol. He also has Type 2 Diabetes.

His new campaign, Take Diabetes to Heart is designed to
“help people living with Type 2 diabetes ‘get in tune’ with the disease and to ‘drum up’ awareness of serious complications, including heart disease.”

Jackson, 56, was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes 9 years ago. He originally thought he just had the flu, feeling “tired, lethargic, and thirsty all the time.”  By the time he actually sought medical attention, his blood sugar was five times normal!

After the initial shock wore off, Jackson worked with his physician and through weight loss (over 100 pounds, with the help of gastric bypass surgery), changes in his diet and exercise, his Diabetes is in much better control.

In this blog we have written often about Diabetes, how to reduce the risk, best practices if you have it and how to take care of your feet. And we’ll keep running articles about Diabetes for you so you always have current information for yourself and for those you care about.

Take care, and be sure to forward this article to people in your life with who have Diabetes or are at risk for Diabetes.

Rion Berg, DPM
Podiatrist and Board Certified Surgeon

Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City
2611 NE 125th St, Ste 130
Seattle, WA 98125


Our office is located in Northeast Seattle within 10 minutes of Shoreline, Kenmore, Juanita, Sandpoint, Meadowbrook, Wedgewood, Maple Leaf, Broadview, Greenwood, Northgate, and Pinehurst. Parking is free. For bus commuters, routes 41 and 243 stop right in front of our office at 26th & NE 125th.

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