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Ruben Studdard Diagnosed with Diabetes on 'Biggest Loser'

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In Tuesday night's episode of Biggest Loser, former American Idol winner Ruben Studdard, 35, received some startling news about his health. Dr. Robert Huizenga diagnosed the singer with type 2 diabetes.

According to the show's medical expert, Studdard's insulin level, average blood sugar and instantaneous blood sugar levels were high across the board.

"I am afraid," said Studdard to his coach Dolvette Quince and Dr. Huizenga. "I have seen a lot of lives cut short because of health issues. I've worked since I was 11-years-old to be a professional singer. That's all I ever wanted to do." He confessed to being on the show because he knows it's time to focus on his health.

"I most definitely want to be around for a long time," said Studdard. "This has really, like, given me a second chance."

When Studdard started the show weeks ago he weighed 462 pounds. As of last night's show, he's dropped down to 431 pounds.

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