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ARLINGTON, Va., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on Diabetes™, a multi-year eye health initiative with the American Diabetes Association® (ADA), VSP® Vision Care and Regeneron, will host a virtual live event, "The Real Stories Behind our Vision," featuring Grammy-winning musician, producer Randy Jackson. Jackson will share why he's teamed up with the Focus on Diabetes initiative and join patient advocates to share their stories of managing eye health while living with diabetes on Tuesday, June 15, at 3:00 p.m. ET. Randy will open up about what motivates and inspires him to take the next step each day to care for his vision as he lives with Type 2 diabetes, and why he believes it's critical for everyone with diabetes to look after their eyesight in their own personal journeys. You don't want to miss it!


LIVE Virtual Public Event and Q&A Session on Managing

Eye Health While Living With Diabetes


Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. EST


  • Randy Jackson has lived with type 2 diabetes for 19

    years, will share his experience about how he took the

    next step in his own eye health journey and why he's

    teaming up with the Focus on Diabetes initiative.
  • Champion patient advocates, Randall Barker and

    Michael Donohoe
     will share their experience with

    diabetes-related eye complications.


Via Zoom. Register by clicking here.



Reporter attendees are encouraged to submit questions

in advance. Randy will answer as many pre-submitted

questions as possible during the event.


To learn more about the connection between diabetes

and eye health, learn more at

About the American Diabetes Association

Every day more than 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with diabetes in America. More than 122 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes and are striving to manage their lives while living with the disease. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation's leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive. For 80 years the ADA has been driving discovery and research to treat, manage and prevent diabetes, while working relentlessly for a cure. We help people with diabetes thrive by fighting for their rights and developing programs, advocacy and education designed to improve their quality of life. Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will make us Connected for Life. To learn more or to get involved, visit us at or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).

About VSP Global

VSP Global is a doctor-governed company that exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors. Our industry-leading businesses include VSP® Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, which provides access to eye care for nearly 90 million members through a network of over 40,000 doctors worldwide; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the world's largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of high-quality eyewear and sunwear; VSP Optics, industry leaders in ophthalmic technology and lab services, providing custom lens solutions for the vision and lifestyle needs of patients; Eyefinity®, the industry leader in practice management and electronic health record software; VSP Retail, which focuses on increasing access to eye care and eyewear through multiple channels, and VSP® Ventures, which offers care-focused, customized choices for doctors looking to transition their practice.

About Regeneron 

Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led for over 30 years by physician-scientists, the company's unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to nine FDA-approved treatments and numerous product candidates in development, almost all of which were homegrown in Regeneron laboratories. The company's medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye diseases, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, pain, hematologic conditions, infectious diseases and rare diseases.

Contact:  Daisy Diaz, 703-253-4807

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SOURCE American Diabetes Association

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