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Health & Fitness Tom Hanks opens up about his struggle with diabetes

14:09  24 may  2016
14:09  24 may  2016 Source:   hellomagazine.com

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"I'm part of the lazy American generation that has blindly kept dancing through the party and now finds ourselves with a malady," the Saving Private Ryan star told the Radio Times. "I was heavy. You've seen me in movies, you know what I looked like. I was a total idiot."

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He added: "I thought I could avoid it by removing the buns from my cheeseburgers. Well, it takes a little bit more than that." The Cast Away actor went on to explain that he is still hoping to overcome his diabetes by following a healthy diet and losing weight. "My doctor says if I can hit a target weight, I will not have Type 2 diabetes anymore," he revealed.

http://www.hellomagazine.com/imagenes/healthandbeauty/health-and-fitness/2016051731458/tom-hanks-speaks-candidly-about-his-struggle-with-type-2-diabetes/0-154-33/tom2-z.jpg © Provided by Hello Magazine UK http://www.hellomagazine.com/imagenes/healthandbeauty/health-and-fitness/2016051731458/tom-hanks-speaks-candidly-about-his-struggle-with-type-2-diabetes/0-154-33/tom2-z.jpg Tom first revealed that he was diagnosed with diabetes in 2013, during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, admitting that he had been struggling with high blood sugar for years. "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,'" he told David, before adding that "it's controllable".
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn't produce enough insulin to function properly and, unlike Type 1 which is a lifelong condition, can develop later in life.

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