Press Esc to close
Monday 25 July 2016
News updated at 3:28 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.6°C
Min : 20.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Tom Hanks diagnosed with diabetes

Los Angeles, Oct 8, 2013 (IANS)
Tom Hanks poses for photographers as he walks the red carpet at a screening for the movie 'Captain Phillips' at the Newseum, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Actor Tom Hanks has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a lifelong condition, which occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin.

The 57-year-old has already been dealing with high blood pressure since the age of 36, reports contactmusic.com. 

"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," Hanks said on talk show "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday.

Though the condition can be controlled through an effective diet, Hanks chooses to do otherwise.

"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.' And I said,

'Well, I'm going to have Type 2 diabetes then'," he added.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A wild elephant crosses a highway in search of dry land after floods hit Kaziranga National Park...

A wild elephant crosses a highway in search of dry land after floods hit Kaziranga National Park...

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut displays a creation by designer Manav...

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut displays a creation by designer Manav...

Santosh Darod of Kollapu and Sandeep Sharma of MEG Bengaluru wrestles during National level...

Santosh Darod of Kollapu and Sandeep Sharma of MEG Bengaluru wrestles during National level...

NSUI members burn effigies of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak..

NSUI members burn effigies of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak..

Mahila Congress members holding a protest against price hike during Punjab Pradesh Congress...

Mahila Congress members holding a protest against price hike during Punjab Pradesh Congress...

Shreeganesh Biradar 4 year old, recorded India book in recites in a minute more than 51 spelling...

Shreeganesh Biradar 4 year old, recorded India book in recites in a minute more than 51 spelling...

People use a banana raft to commute in a flooded area after heavy rains in Alipurduar...

People use a banana raft to commute in a flooded area after heavy rains in Alipurduar...

People participate in 'Walk for Indian Armed Forces' rally to support them, in Kolkata...

People participate in 'Walk for Indian Armed Forces' rally to support them, in Kolkata...

Actor Sonu Gowda near a pothole art created by artist Baadal Nanjunda Swamy in Bengaluru...

Actor Sonu Gowda near a pothole art created by artist Baadal Nanjunda Swamy in Bengaluru...

Actress Aindritha Ray performing during Shatha Sambrama -University of Mysore Centenary...

Actress Aindritha Ray performing during Shatha Sambrama -University of Mysore Centenary...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523