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Grammy Award-winning producer "Randy" Jackson (1956—) is well known as a judge on American Idol. In 2001 he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Weighing 355 pounds he was in "the worst shape of his life", he said, and was feeling extremely tired, thirsty, and feverish. Believing that he just had a cold, he delayed going to the doctor until he clearly couldn't put it off any longer.

He ended up in the emergency room with a blood sugar level of 500 (normal is 70-150)and an unequivocal diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. After struggling to lose weight he had gastric bypass surgery in 2003 and lost 125 lbs, which helped reverse the diabetes to a great extent. He exercises regularly and says he's learned to love the treadmill—when all else fails, he can at least put in 45 minutes on that....View full story
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