Viola Davis Reveals Pre-Diabetes Diagnosis
Even someone as fit as Viola Davis can health problems. The 53-year-old actress appeared on The TODAY Show today to reveal that she’s pre-diabetic. The “How To Get Away With Murder” star told TODAY that the disease runs in her family and she’s speaking out for a valiant reason.
Viola spoke out alongside her sisters Dianne Davis Wright and Deloris Grant to discuss the disease and “A Touch of Sugar,” a Merck documentary funded by the pharma company about diabetes health care.
According to Viola, she had no symptoms before finding out she was pre-diabetic.
Viola also spoke further on the documentary via Instagram.
“I am thrilled to announce that I’m working with @Merck as the narrator of #ATouchOfSugarFilm—a documentary that dives into the #type2diabetes epidemic that affects people in every community in the U.S., including my own family.”
“A Touch Of Sugar” will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival and promises to be open and honest.
“A Touch of Sugar is an honest depiction of life with type 2 diabetes that puts a much-needed spotlight on the real people affected by it firsthand,” said Conrod Kelly, Executive Director, Diabetes Franchise at Merck.
“Although the disease is a result of a combination of genetics, lifestyle, and environment, there are steps we can take together to help reduce its impact on individuals and their families. With this documentary, Merck is dedicated to increasing awareness and inspiring action to ultimately confront America’s type 2 diabetes epidemic head on – one community and one patient at a time.”
Kudos to Queen Viola for speaking out on this important subject.