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My Family’s Fight with Diabetes

THE OSCAR WINNER OPENS UP ABOUT BEING DIAGNOSED WITH PREDIABETES—AND HOW SHE’S RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT THE DISEASE IN THE NEW DOCUMENTARY A TOUCH OF SUGAR

One morning in August 2016 Viola Davis was driving to the set of her hit TV series How to Get Away with Murder when her doctor called with news she’d hoped she’d never have to hear. A routine blood test taken days earlier had revealed that Davis’s blood-sugar level was high—and that she had prediabetes, a condition that puts her at risk for developing type

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