Viola Davis Opens Up About Diabetes Diagnosis & Challenge To Get Others Informed

Viola Davis is a household name with a career that includes roles we all know very well. But one thing we perhaps didn’t know about the Oscar-winning actress is that she’s pre-diabetic.

“I had no idea I had it,” Davis told

She said she didn’t see the pre-diabetic diagnosis coming from her doctor nearly two years ago.

“I’m a healthy woman, I workout 5-6 days a week, I care about what goes in my mouth,” said Davis. “So, that’s why I was confused about the diagnosis. I’m a woman that knows about everything but I knew nothing about this disease.”

Prediabetes is a serious health condition in which a person’s levels of blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) are consistently elevated, but not enough to earn a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Doctors use a simple A1C test, which measures a person’s average

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