Tom Hanks was being interviewed by David Letterman when he told the audience that his doctor said that he graduated from having high blood sugar to type 2 diabetes. Mr. Hanks said that he has had high blood sugar since his mid 30’s. He said that he and his doctor were managing it through diet and exercise and that he is feeling great.
Type 2 diabetes was once known as non-insulin dependent diabetes and accounts for 90-95% of the diabetics in the US. Type 2 diabetes is rare among children and occurs in older adults. One of the most common causes of type 2 diabetes is being overweight. It can cause very serious health conditions including heart disease and stroke.
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