Tom Hanks was on Late Night with David Letterman last night, and he opened up about his recent diagnosis with Type 2 Diabetes. Apparently he’s struggled with high blood sugar for much of his adult life, which apparently may have been partly due to his weight changes for various roles over the years.
“My doctor said, ‘Look, if you can weigh as much as you weighed in high school, you will essentially be completely healthy. You will not have Type 2 diabetes’.
“And then I said to her, ‘Well, then, I’m gonna have Type 2 diabetes because there is no way I can weigh as much as I did in high school’.”
Well, I don’t think he really needs to weigh as much as he did in high school, but Type 2 Diabetes is largely diet controlled, no? It’s also nothing to fuck around with – I should know, it runs in my family. Thankfully, my sugar levels are on the low side of normal but that’s only because I had to cut myself off from sugar.
But this is about Tom! Be okay, Tom! Don’t get neuropathy in your toes! Don’t go into a diabetic coma! Don’t eat too much Halloween candy! Actually, it’s a totally manageable illness if you’re diligent, so I’m sure he’ll be fine. He has to be, because I need more Full House slam poetry.