Diabetes is one of the most widespread illnesses in the United States. Over 29 million people – or nearly 1 in 10 – have the disease. You probably know quite a few people that have it, but you may not have known that some of the country’s biggest celebrities also have it. Here are 20 celebrities who are living with diabetes:
1. Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is one of the most successful and beloved actors in Hollywood. He stunned the world when in October 2013 he announced that he had Type 2 Diabetes. Hanks is fairly young and appears trim and fit, which helped people to realize that Type 2 Diabetes is not something that affects only the old or overweight.