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 BlackDoctor.org.
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