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Why I’m Partnering With Everyday Health and Joining the Diabetes Step-By-Step Program
The music industry veteran and diabetes advocate is teaming up with us to mentor and motivate people living with the condition.
By Randy Jackson
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My very first visit to the ER was in 1999. What a wake up call! That day, I felt clammy, sweaty, super thirsty, and my wife insisted I see a doctor. I had been feeling lousy for a week and assumed I had the flu or something, so I agreed. My doctor ran some tests at the hospital and discovered my blood sugar level was over 500, five times what a normal reading would be. It wasn’t the flu. It was type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes was supposed to happen to someone else, not a busy guy like me. But while I was living the rock-and-roll life — late nights, life on the road, parties, and being wined and dined at top restaurants — my body was rebelling. Not only did type 2 diabetes run in my family, I weighed a whopping 355 pounds and didn’t exercise much. The signs were all there, but like the 8 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes but don’t know it yet, I was in denial — at least until that fateful day when I got the official diagnosis.
Thankfully, my doctor told me I could do a lot to manage my diabetes on my own, so I did a major 180, in terms of my lifestyle. These days, I feel better than ever and my diabetes is under control.
I wish more people could say the same. You know, almost 1 in 10 of us will be diagnosed with diabetes; and this disease is a leading cause of death. That’s why I’m partnering with Everyday Health —to mentor and inspire other people living with diabetes and encourage them to live a healthy and active life. So get ready! Know your numbers, get with your doctors, and act responsibly. You’ll hear a lot more in the coming months about my journey to live healthier, slim down, transform my eating habits, manage my medication, and keep my blood sugar in check. Everyday Health and I have got your back and are here to help you every step of the way.
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