The actor is the latest star to publicly come out as having a condition that’s been a struggle with his own health, and he shared some insights about how he overcame it with humor and a smile.
While filming “Fantastics 4,” a sequel to the 2008 superhero movie that grossed $1.3 billion worldwide, Matt Damon and his co-star Lupita Nyong’o were asked by the press whether they had ever had a blood sugar issue.
They both answered that they had not, and that they were fine with having their bodies produce sugar in a normal amount.
Damon joked that it would be a stretch to call him diabetic, but Nyonga’s response was equally lighthearted.
“It’s been fun, man.
I’m so thankful,” Nyongabed.
“I love all the people who have helped me out.
I don’t have a problem with people calling me diabetic.
In the years since, Damon and Nyong, who had been married for over a decade before they met, have gone through several different treatments, including using insulin injections and insulin shots to control their blood sugar.
They’re currently undergoing tests to determine if they have type 1 diabetes, but that will likely take several years to know for sure.
While the actor and Nyongs marriage has been rocky, Damon also has found himself on a number of positive health journeys.
He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014, but later said that he’s only now realizing the full extent of his cancer’s effects.
He also suffered a heart attack while shooting “Gone Girl,” and he was also diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016.
While both of those illnesses were difficult for Damon to deal with, he did eventually make a full recovery.
After filming “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” Damon, who is a huge fan of the film, also found a way to enjoy a few of the films themes without experiencing those issues.
“I’m still trying to come to terms with my own life and what I was living,” Damon said.
“We’re not going to ever have the luxury of not having a chronic disease.
We’re all in this together.”
When it comes to his health, Damon has not lost any of his humor, but he has found that he does not always get the humor that he might have liked from the film industry.
“If I were to just go out and make films, I don`t know if I would get the same level of laughter,” Damon told Esquire magazine.
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And it`d be just as good.”
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