What Tom Hanks’ Doctor Told Him About His Diabetes


I heard an interview of actor Tom Hanks on the NPR show “Fresh Air” with Terri Gross, and on it, Terri asked him about his apparently recent diagnosis with Type 2 Diabetes.

First of all, he admitted that he had acquired the disease based on his lifestyle habits.  I’m glad that he did that, because I honestly believe that the medical community does not emphasize enough that Type 2 Diabetes is caused by unhealthy living – eating the wrong foods, being overweight, and not being active.

The next thing Tom Hanks said was powerful to me.  He said that his doctor told him that if he lost a certain amount of weight, he would not need Type 2 Diabetes treatment anymore.



Please understand me when I say this.  If you have Type 2 Diabetes and you are overweight, losing all of the excess weight is one of the most important things you can do.

And I might seem presumptuous when I say this, but it’s true.  Losing the weight isn’t that complicated.  It is hard, yes, but it isn’t complicated.  All you have to do is focus on eating a diet of whole, healthy foods with a big emphasis on non-starchy plant foods like greens and broccoli, and you need to make yourself active.

If you are serious about dealing with Type 2 Diabetes, you must make yourself do these things.  If you do, Type 2 Diabetes can be relatively easy to reverse.

The reason why it is so hard for us to reverse the trends of cases of Type 2 Diabetes is because changing bad lifestyle habits is HARD!  But please hear me…IT IS POSSIBLE…

But what you must do is decide that your health is more important than taste, and more important than the comfort of sitting down all day.  Because full blown Type 2 Diabetes, as we all know, is NOT comfortable.  It maims people, and it can cause death.

Will you start beating Type 2 Diabetes today?

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