Tom Hanks, the popular actor and producer of such films as Forrest Gump, as well as 1974 graduate of Skyline High School in Oakland (same as this blogger, who’s from the class of 1980) announced that he has Type-2 Diabetes last night on The Late Show With David Letterman.
Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.
If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.
And it’s the most common form of diabetes, generally caused by being overweight. The best action is to keep your weight down with frequent walks, a healthy diet, and visits to the gym.