American Idol’s Randy Jackson On Diabetes

Randy Jackson( — Randy Jackson is famous for being a Grammy-winning musician and the cool judge on “American Idol,” but he is also the spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s The Heart of Diabetes campaign.

Jackson, who is one of 21 million Americans suffering from diabetes, is looking for people who suffer from type 2 diabetes.

Forget what works for your neighbor

The differences between Jackson’s first season on American Idol and this year are night and day. In 2002, Jackson weighed more than 300 pounds. He never worked out, he partied hard, and he still ate foods rich in fat and sugar that were part of his Louisiana upbringing.

Now, the 210-pound Jackson, who’s worked on more than 1,000 gold or platinum albums, is more likely to nosh on a Gala apple than apple pie and never misses a day on his treadmill.