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Tom Hanks Reveals Diabetes Diagnosis

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10/08/2013 8:44 pm
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Tom Hanks Reveals Diabetes Diagnosis
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Susan Booth

Staff Writer

Tom Hanks took time out last night during his appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman to announce that he has in fact been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Hanks stated that even though the diagnoses given from his doctor was recent, he has actually been dealing with high blood sugar for the past 20 years or so. Hanks said "My doctor said, 'Look, if you can weigh as much as you weighed in high school, you will essentially be completely healthy. You will not have type two diabetes.' And then I said to her 'Well then, I'm gonna have type two diabetes because there's no way I can weigh what I did in high school. According to Dr. Holly Phillips, who is a medical expert for CBS, Hanks having to change his weight based on the different roles he plays may be a factor in him now having Type 2 Diabetes. Phillips said "In dramatic weight gain or dramatic weight loss, the equilibrium of the body is just completely off, so that might predispose him to developing Type 2 Diabetes later." It's very common these days to have Type 2 Diabetes, and it is easily cared for, as long as you maintain good diet and exercise habits. Hanks is starring in the new film Captain Phillips, which tells the story about a captain who's ship is taken over by Somali pirates. The film is set to open at the 57th BFI London Film Festival , and will run from October 9th until October 20th. Captain Phillips will be released in the U.S on October 11th and the U.K on October 18th. Take a look at the trailer below.


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