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Larry King

The 77-year-old CNN anchor who retired from Larry King Live at the end of 2010 has been on diabetes medication since 1995. King told Diabetes Forecast magazine that before he was diagnosed, he had no symptoms.

King does have a history of heart disease, however, and acknowledges the connection between the two conditions: “As my cardiologist said to me, diabetes is heart disease.” After a heart attack in 1987, King quit smoking, lost weight, and changed his eating habits, and, in 2004, he wrote a book called Taking on Heart Disease.


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