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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