Biggest Loser Doctor Diagnoses American Idol Ruben Studdard With Diabetes


downloadBy: Krystle Crossman

Ruben Studdard is best known as being the winner of the second season of American Idol. He has released five studio albums since 2002 and received a Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal in December of 2003. He is also known for being a pretty big guy. Now he is on the Biggest Loser and is determined to become healthy.

When he first came to the show Studdard weighed in at 462 pounds. Now a few weeks later he is already down to 431 pounds. Unfortunately the doctor on the show, Dr. Robert Huizenga, gave Ruben some bad news. His insulin and sugar levels were extremely high. The doctor diagnosed him with Type 2 Diabetes. The 35 year old singer told his coach that he was afraid. He said that he had seen many lives cut short by this disease. He has worked hard to have a singing career and he doesn’t want it all to be taken away. He knows that it is now time to focus on his health and getting better so that he can live out his dream to the best of his ability.

Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It happens when your blood sugar levels rise far higher than they should. This is also called hyperglycemia. Too much sugar in the blood can cause symptoms such as:

– Increased hunger
– Frequent urination
– Fatigue
– Weight loss
– Slow-healing wounds
– Frequent infections
– Increased thirst

This type of diabetes happens when your body becomes insulin resistant. Insulin is what helps to keep your blood sugar in check. If you become resistant to it, more sugar will be flowing through your veins. If you think that you have any of these symptoms see a doctor immediately for treatment.



  1. If you LOVE yourself you will take better care of yourself. I have type 2 diabetes. I let it get so high that some time I didn’t know where I was in my own house.isten to your doctor follow all the rules if not you will DIE.

  2. Black people need to take better care of themselves, too many black folks are obese, have high blood pressure and diabetes. And please don’t come at me with that black people are poor and don’t have insurance to go to the doctor, many black people have insurance on their job but they’re too lazy to get those annual check ups. And they wait until they’re dayum near dropping dead, then they go to the emergency room. Always talking about what somebody not doing for us, we need to do something for ourselves and take care of our health.

  3. What has happened to us?

    I look at all the old Soul Train videos, and I cant see a big woman or big man in the joint.

    Fast Forward…20 years.. If you walk the Malll, all the Black Women are HUGE.

    I stopped listening to – ” i like my women thick”. IT’s a lie.
    When is the last time you saw a BIG WOMAN in a Video?

    All the chemicals and hormones used to fatten up. Cows and chickens,
    Have made us. FAT as well.

    I gained 40 lbs, I have dropped Red Meat and bought a Nutri Blast.
    I lost 10 lns.

    I am working out now, and following the Al Sharpton Diet. Lots of Fruits Veggies Water
    NO RED Meat.

    PS – Stop Drinking SUGAR WATER – SODA POP.

  4. Stress and Diabetes. Is going to kill us all.
    NOW are kids are fat too! They dont even get any exercise.

    FAST FOOD is a killer….notice they DO NOT PUT these places in Jewish Communities.

    Asians only get fat when they eat american diets.

    Rueben , is beyond huge. 462 lbs. Com On Folks.
    I am glad to see him taking control.

    ALL OF US need to get on the same page.


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