In a surprise announcement, Tom Hanks, 57, revealed on the Late Show with David Letterman that he has diabetes. While on the show to promote his new film Captain Phillips, he told Letterman that he learned at age 36 that he had high blood sugar. Recently his doctor told him: "You've graduated.
I would have a much more primary-centered - as opposed to specialist care-centered - system. And I would reward doctors who do primary care and who demonstrate that they are doing well in maintaining patients' health, rather than doctors who do last-resort issues at the late stages of chronic disease.