Tom HanksDear Mr. Hanks,

Did you realize the other night when you told David Letterman on his late-night show that you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, that you also completely redefined yourself?

Before the show, the media would describe you as an Oscar winning actor with starring roles in the movies, on Broadway and television.

After your announcement – and forever more – you will be labeled as an Oscar winning actor who happens to be diabetic.

You’ll learn quickly, Tom, that no matter what your accomplishments, no matter what message you want to get across to your fans, the media will focus on your diagnosis like a laser beam. Reporters will use that awful word – diabetic – which lumps you into a category that incorrectly implies sickness and an uncert