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Viola Davis on confronting prediabetes and becoming her own health advocate

Acclaimed actress and producer Viola Davis is a accurate triple danger as a performer. 

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

A short while ago diagnosed with prediabetes, Davis has taken on a new function as an advocate for diabetic issues education and learning and recognition. 

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

How did you react to your prediabetes analysis? 

I was frozen and in shock when I got the analysis. I thought of myself to be a quite healthier lady. I assumed I watched what I ate. I exercised. I was not chubby. 

On the lookout again now, I see I possibly experienced a whole lot of preconceived notions about diabetic issues. There is a history of

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