While this may seem to set aside rumors that the condition is not as serious as it could be, think back to the number of times the media has mentioned Denny "J. Dennis" Hastert's diabetes.
OK. Done thinking? You're just now finding out?
The story does not mention that he is considered an "insulin diabetic" by those close to him, and that he is known to give himself a shot before binges on sweets. This is fact.
Not a guy you want two heartbeats away from the nuclear codes?