Stay in the K.N.O.W. about Type 2 Diabetes with Randy Jackson


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Date and time: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:00 pm
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Duration: 1 hour
Description: How much do you know about type 2 diabetes? Please join TV personality and music industry veteran, Randy Jackson, and immediate-past president of the American Heart Association, Daniel Jones, M.D., as they provide information and tips to help people achieve their treatment goals and better manage their type 2 diabetes

During this session, Randy Jackson and Dr. Jones will discuss:
• Information on type 2 diabetes and its link to cardiovascular disease
• Randy Jackson’s personal struggle with type 2 diabetes
• Their involvement in The Heart of Diabetes campaign
• Tips on how to better manage type 2 diabetes
• Educational information and tools available through The Heart of Diabetes program

Randy Jackson
Randy Jackson, a Grammy Award winning producer, is a twenty-year music industry veteran. He started out at the age of 13, playing bass and got his big break when he joined the band Journey. As a musician and producer, he also spent eight years, as the V.P. of A&R at Columbia Records followed by 4 years as Senior V.P. of A&R at MCA Records.

For Randy Jackson, 2008 has already been an exceptional year. He recently finished his seventh season as one of the judges on FOX’s hit television show “American Idol,” which once again garnered record breaking ratings. He also launched the second season of “America’s Best Dance Crew,” which he executive produced where dance crews from all across the country compete to become America’s favorite. Additionally, Randy released his album “Randy Jackson’s Music Club, Vol. 1”, which features such artists as Paula Abdul, Joss Stone, Mariah Carey, Katherine McPhee and Elliot Yamin, among many others.

Randy has worked on over 1,000 gold and multi-platinum albums. His contributions have helped to sell over 200 million albums worldwide. With his amazing talent, immense studio knowledge, performing, touring and record company experience, Randy is one of today’s highly coveted music industry experts.

Daniel Jones, M.D.
Daniel W. Jones, M.D. is vice chancellor for health affairs, dean of the School of Medicine and Herbert G. Langford Professor of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson. He serves as the institution’s chief executive officer overseeing five schools and the health system.

Active in the American Heart Association (AHA), Dr. Jones was the 2007-2008 national president. He also serves on the National Board of Directors. Previously he has chaired the strategic planning task force and the association’s International Committee. He is also a member of AHA’s Council for High Blood Pressure Research, and serves the association as a national spokesperson on high blood pressure.

A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Jones is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is designated as a specialist in clinical hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension Specialists. He has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America” from 1996 - 2008.

The American Heart Association’s The Heart of Diabetes™ is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

Please note there are no pre-event materials available to download for this webcast.

Sadly, the AHA has long promoted HIGH CARB DIETS for people with diabetes, and still does.

Their “health” stance can be gauged by the products they put their “Heart healthy” stamp on–extremely high carb breakfast cereal, for example, which even normal people cannot eat without getting high blood sugars.

The reason that the AHA program is supported by Takeda Pharmaceuticals is that anyone following their diet advice is guaranteed to need a bucketful of very expensive drugs.

Randy Jackson seems like a nice guy, but dawg, his diabetes advice just didn’t work for me!

I agree jenny, dawg, but I also have to remember that not all drugs, diets and treaments work for everybody. Some news is better than no news. If one person benefits from it then it is worth the awareness.