Navigation Links
Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Promote Awareness about the Connection Between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

The Heart of Diabetes(TM) Campaign Asks People Living with Type 2 Diabetes

to Submit Their Stories for a Chance to Appear in a Public Service

Announcement with Randy Jackson

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Jackson, music industry veteran and TV personality, is holding a casting call for people living with type 2 diabetes. Jackson has partnered with the American Heart Association to speak on behalf of The Heart of Diabetes(TM), a national campaign to help those living with type 2 diabetes manage the disease and learn about its connection to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Approximately 21 million Americans have diabetes; and according to estimates, two-thirds of them will die of CVD, such as heart attack or stroke.

(Photo: )

"When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I thought, 'Wow, I have a serious disease,'" Jackson said. "I've learned that people can live well, with proper management of this disease, and that hearing stories about how others manage type 2 diabetes helps me. I am encouraging people to share their stories as part of The Heart of Diabetes campaign. I hope this campaign will help others who live with type 2 diabetes lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives."

Through the campaign, Jackson shares more of his story about living with type 2 diabetes and provides information about how to successfully manage it. The campaign calls upon those who either have, or know someone who has, type 2 diabetes to share their tips and inspirational stories on the campaign's Web site, Three people with type 2 diabetes, whose stories are inspiring to others, will be selected and invited to appear in a public service announcement with Jackson.

Daniel W. Jones, M.D., president of the American Heart Association, noted, "People living with type 2 diabetes often need a comprehensive solution that involves appropriate lifestyle changes and proper medication management. The Heart of Diabetes encourages them to get regular physical activity and eat a healthy diet to help prevent the associated cardiovascular risks common in people living with the disease."

"When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I took a hard look at my life choices and lifestyle habits," Jackson said. "I also worked closely with my doctor to stick to a treatment plan, including learning about healthy food choices and exercise routines. I've learned things that have helped me manage the disease and worked with the American Heart Association to develop tips to help others lead a healthier life."

Tips available on include:

-- Keep active and maintain a healthy body weight. Even 30 minutes of

moderate physical activity five days a week can help prevent diabetes,

reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, maintain a healthy body weight

and minimize risk of cardiovascular disease.

-- Normalize your numbers. Schedule regular visits with your doctor to

help monitor your blood sugar and manage your diabetes. It has been

shown that you can reduce cardiovascular disease by improving your

blood sugar control and controlling other risk factors. Learn to keep

track of your critical health numbers, including blood pressure,

cholesterol, body weight and blood sugar.

-- Opt for a healthy lifestyle. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and reduce

intake of saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, sodium and added

sugars. Also, if you smoke, opt to quit - smoking increases the risk of

cardiovascular disease.

-- Work with your doctor. People living with type 2 diabetes often need

multiple approaches to treatment to control the disease and its

associated risks. If you live with type 2 diabetes, it is important to

talk with your doctor, describe your symptoms and be persistent until

you find treatment options and lifestyle changes that work for you.

"If you have type 2 diabetes or are at risk of developing the disease, work with your doctor to create a game plan for monitoring your critical health numbers including blood sugar, cholesterol, body weight and blood pressure," Dr. Jones said. "It's important to be persistent and ask questions until you find a treatment plan that is right for you."

Those who submit their stories on by October 21, 2007 will be eligible to appear with Jackson in a public service announcement. Visit for details about how to submit a story and to find educational resources and more information about The Heart of Diabetes.

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

About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim over 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2005-06 the association invested over $543 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit

SOURCE American Heart Association
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Drinking Brandy Is Good For Health
2. Take a dose of brandy to stay healthy
3. Gest Says Will Reveal Damning Secrets On Michael Jackson
4. Jackson’s Stem Cell Research Donation Does Not Please New Zealander
5. Abstain from sex- the latest mantra of American teens
6. Clintons new problem - Is the outgoing American president suffering from skin cancer?
7. American scientists alter gene makeup of babies
8. FDA attacks American Red Cross for blood violations
9. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
10. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
11. Hypertension Drug of Choice for African Americans
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... ON (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... of a real-time eReferral system for diagnostic imaging in the Waterloo region. Using ... BMD and Nuclear Medicine tests directly from their electronic medical record (EMR) without ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... ... The Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute today announced a ... selection in early phase drug development. The first of these is to be ... UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners, and investors, at Milton Park, Oxford, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... PRMA Plastic Surgery is updating their record books ... their 6,000th free flap breast reconstruction surgery! , “What an accomplishment for the PRMA ... rebuild lives and it’s an honor to have served all of these women.” , ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Pixel ... self-animating trailer titles with ProTrailer: Vintage. This newly styled ProTrailer pack comes with ... work with any font, giving users limitless opportunities to stylize and create designs ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Indosoft Inc., developer and ... an application server to improve system efficiency and reliability. , The new Q-Suite 6 ... these standards, the system avoids locking itself into a specific piece of software for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015  Linden Care, LLC, a ... treatment outcomes for patients suffering from chronic pain, said ... a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) enjoining Express Scripts from ... companies. --> --> ... of its legal options. --> ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015 On Tuesday, November ... bellwether trial against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. for ... Conserve metal-on-metal hip implant device, awarded $11 million ... two week trial and three days of deliberations, ... device was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous, and ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015  Henry Schein, Inc., the world,s largest ... dental, medical and animal health practitioners, will unveil at ... Henry Schein ConnectDental® Pavilion , which brings together for ... solutions designed to help any practice or laboratory enter ... for a schedule of experts appearing at the Pavilion. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: