Viola Davis on confronting prediabetes and becoming her own health advocate

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

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

Not long ago diagnosed with prediabetes, Davis has taken on a new role as an advocate for diabetes instruction and awareness. 

Davis spoke with NIH MedlinePlus journal about her new outlook on health and her enthusiasm for educating some others.

How did you react to your prediabetes analysis? 

I was frozen and in shock when I obtained the analysis. I

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The hidden epidemic of prediabetes

You could have prediabetes and not even know it. A lot more than one in three grownup Americans—approximately 88 million—have the condition, but 90% don’t recognize it.

Modern study by the Centers for Disease Management and Prevention also reports that just about a person in four young older people (ages 19 to 34) and 50 percent of people today around the age of sixty five are living with prediabetes.

What is prediabetes? And if so several people today do not recognize they have it, what can you do—especially if diabetes runs in your family members?

Prediabetes indicates your blood sugar

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