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Pre-diabetes diagnosis prompts Alec Baldwin to lose weight, exercise


Actor Alec Baldwin accepts the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series for "30 Rock" at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. on Jan. 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin admitted he’s lost 30 pounds after he was diagnosed as having pre-diabetes, the New York Daily News reported.

Baldwin told “Entertainment Tonight” that he’s given up sugar and added Pilates and spinning to his exercise routine. The 53-year-old actor is dating yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, 27.

“When we’re shooting and I can’t work out, I just have to eat less,” he said. “So I’m conscious of that. But sugar was the real killer for me.”

VIDEO: Are you pre-diabetic?

Pre-diabetes is a condition that typically develops before type 2 diabetes. The body’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal – but not high enough for the person to be diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.

The association estimates there are about 79 million Americans with pre-diabetes. If you are diagnosed with pre-diabetes, you can avoid the actual diabetes diagnosis by eating right, exercising and managing your weight.

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