Tom Hanks reveals he has Type 2 diabetes.

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks has revealed he has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Hanks, 57, revealed on CBS’s David Letterman Show that he had been coping with the condition for some time. He said: “I went to the doctor and he said ‘You know those high blood sugar numbers you’ve been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you’ve graduated. You’ve got Type 2 diabetes, young man.’”It is thought the Type 2 diabetes could be linked to the dramatic weight gain and loss the actor has undergone throughout his career.

Dr Holly Phillips, medical contributor for America’s CBS TV network, said: “In dramatic weight gain and dramatic weight loss, the equilibrium of the body is just completely off. So that might predispose him to developing Type 2 diabetes later.“He’ll have to watch what he eats very closely, he’ll need to exercise regularly, but there’s no reason he can’t live a perfectly normal life.”

More on this story here.

No comments:

Post a Comment