Tom Hanks: I Have Type II Diabetes

Tom Hanks: I Have Type II Diabetes

Hes one of the most prolific actors of his generation, and Tom Hanks revealed that hes been suffering from Type II Diabetes for years.

The 57-year-old Forrest Gump hunk told David Letterman that while hes had to deal with blood sugar complications for 20 years, he only recently was diagnosed with the disease.

Hanks shared, I went to the doctors and they said, You know those high blood sugar numbers you”ve been living with since you were 36, well you”ve graduated, you”ve got Type 2 Diabetes young man.

However, Tom isnt too concerned about maintaining his health- Well it”s controllable and through diet. My doctor said, If you can weigh what you weighed in high school, you”ll essentially be completely healthy and not have type 2 diabetes.”