Viola Davis on confronting prediabetes and becoming her own health advocate

Clara T. Fryman

Acclaimed actress and producer Viola Davis is a real triple risk as a performer. 

Her function has won her the rare triple crown of acting—an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award—and she’s even won a Tony twice. 

Just lately identified with prediabetes, Davis has taken on a new role as an advocate for diabetic issues education and learning and recognition. 

Davis spoke with NIH MedlinePlus journal about her new outlook on well being and her enthusiasm for educating other folks.

How did you react to your prediabetes diagnosis? 

I was frozen and in shock when I obtained

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