Hanks added that he is in better shape now and is thinner than he’s ever been in an attempt to control the symptoms of the disease.
“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.'”
However, Hanks’ diagnosis has not slowed him down, and the father-of-four is currently promoting his latest film Captain Phillips.
Hanks was spotted arriving at his London hotel today carrying his granddaughter, ahead of the film’s screening at the London Film Festival tomorrow.