Alec Baldwin confirms he's prediabetic
Actor radically changed his health regimen after receiving the diagnosis in May.
Mon, Jan 30 2012 at 3:42 PM
Photo: INFphoto.com/Dara Kushner
Alec Baldwin's svelte new look that I wrote about last week
wasn't just the result of some healthy living epiphany — turns out the guy had a serious incentive: beating diabetes.
The 53-year-old, who won his 6th SAG Award last night for Best Actor in a Television Comedy, revealed to Entertainment Tonight
during the ceremony that he was diagnosed as prediabetic in May 2011. As a result, he immediately changed his diet in a bid to avoid the disease and correct his health.
"I gave up sugar," he told Access Hollywood earlier this month. "I lost 30 pounds in four months. It's amazing."
"(I do) Pilates, spin, not as much yoga as I'd like," he added. "When we're shooting ['30 Rock'] it's tough ... When we're shooting and I can't work out, I just have to eat less. So, I'm very conscious of that. But sugar was the real killer for me — that was the problem."
The CDC estimates
that around 26 million Americans have a form of the disease, primarily Type 2, while a whopping 79 million adults in the U.S. are living with prediabetes.
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