Great Hollywood couple! Tom Hanks and wife Rita walk red carpet! Learn about Tom Hanks’ type 2 diabetes mellitus!

63-years-old veteran actor Tom Hanks has been in Hollywood for many years and has given his fans and viewers memorable roles. He was seen recently in LA on the red carpet of the 7th annual Simply Shakespeare Benefit on 18 September 2017.

Tom Hanks and wife, Rita Wilson walk red carpet

The couple was all smiles and it was wonderful to watch one of the surviving marriages of Hollywood. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have been married for nearly three decades now. The marriage is going strong and we wish them a continued happy and blissful life together!

Tom Hanks was seen wearing a casual black T-shirt with pants. Rita Wilson was her beautiful self in a print dress and strappy brown-colored shoes. It is not that there were no upheavals in their married life, but these obstacles have only made their bond go stronger.

Source: Daily Mail (Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson)
Source: Daily Mail (Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson)

He had once told People:

“I think it’s hard to stay married anywhere, but if you marry the right person, it might work out. We give each other a natural sense of support for whatever the other wants to pursue.”

The secret of a happy married life according to Tom Hanks is remaining honest and truthful.

Their support for each other

In 2015, Rita was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo bilateral breast removal and reconstructive surgery. Tom Hanks had left all his work and was beside his love and wife during those hours of need. It means a lot for Rita who feels happy that she has such a loving husband.

Source: NY Daily News (Tom Hanks with David Letterman)
Source: NY Daily News (Tom Hanks with David Letterman)

Rita too is very caring and looks after all his health needs. Tom Hanks was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In 2013, he had come on the CBS show ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ to promote his movie ‘Captain Phillips’. During the show, he opened about his blood sugar problem.

He said:

“I went to the doctor and he said ‘You know those high blood sugar numbers you’ve been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you’ve graduated. You’ve got type 2 diabetes, young man,'”

Diabetes mellitus type 2 or adult-onset diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition in which there is a relative deficiency of insulin ( a hormone that pushes sugar into the body cells) or resistance of body cells to the action of the insulin produced. This leads to high blood sugar and its ill-effects. It may present with vague or specific complaints such as passing large volumes of urine, more hunger, loss of weight, fatigue, the vulnerability to infections, or vision blurring. Sometimes it might be an accidental pickup when routine blood sugar is tested for any reason.

Genes, sedentary lifestyles, obesity or such factors contribute to it. Specific drugs can control blood sugar. Insulin is rarely needed or during surgery and infections. Tight control of sugar is important to prevent complications due to high blood sugar on the eyes, heart, kidneys, and blood vessels.

The expert opinion

Tom Hanks feels that he did not pay proper attention to his health which led to this condition. He said:

“I’m part of the lazy American generation that has blindly kept dancing through the party and now finds ourselves with a malady,”

He also regretted:

“I was a total idiot.”

Source: Insight State (A sedentary life style with excessive junk food and obesity leads to type 2 diabetes mellitus)
Source: Insight State (A sedentary lifestyle with excessive junk food and obesity leads to type 2 diabetes mellitus)

Tom Hanks has been known to be drastically increasing or decreasing his weight for his various roles. Dr. Holly Phillips, CBS News medical contributor opined that these extreme weight fluctuations could have led to Tom Hank’s diabetes mellitus. She said:

“He’ll have to watch what he eats very closely, he’ll need to exercise regularly but there’s no reason he can’t live a perfectly normal life. In dramatic weight gain and dramatic weight loss, the equilibrium of the body is just completely off. So that might predispose him to developing type 2 diabetes later.”

Short bio on Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is a legendary actor who won back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in Philadelphiain 1993 and Forrest Gump in 1994.  He is also famous for starring in several classic movies including Cast Away, The Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan, and Apollo 13. In 2016, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. That same year, he also received the French Legion of Honor. More Bio…