Paula Deen Has Diabetes (Video)

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Paula Deen has announced she has type 2 diabetes.
Stop the presses! The queen of butter has announced on the Today Show that she has type 2 diabetes.

In an exclusive interview with Al Roker, Deen confided that she knew about the diagnosis for three years but decided to keep the news "close to my chest." 

Rumors have been swirling about Deen's diabetes for years, but this is the first time Deen has confirmed the diagnosis.


Deen seized the opportunity to announce the start of a new partnership with Novo Nordisk, the pharmaceutical company that supplies her diabetes medication. She's going to be its new spokesperson in an ad campaign that will launch later this month.

When Roker asked her if she felt that the diabetes would damage her reputation in the kitchen, Deen replied, "People are not going to quit eating. I wanted to bring something to the table, and I've always been one to think I could bring hope."

Deen also said that she's always encouraged moderation during her cooking shows. "Here's the thing. I've always encouraged moderation. I've shared yummy fattening recipes, and they show butter, but I've always eaten in moderation. When I film my show, that's only 30 days out of 365, and it's for entertainment."

We suspect Deen's shows will turn toward healthier eating trends, but we've gotta say -- we'll certainly miss the butter. Watch the interview here:


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Beast
Beast

Paula Dean is the poster child for Diabetes and what NOT to eat. Her down home cook'in has put her in line at the pharmacy counter with the rest of the great unwashed.

davee44
davee44

I  urge Paula to get the filmmaker's Specialized diabetes diet and do not take the medications The Anti Obesity drug makers and diabetes drug makers take in 10 billion$$$$ every year with no cure!! Food Chemicals are the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis The FDA and Drug makers know this and are laughing to the Billionaire$$$ bank The food chemicals break the gut(insulin) and this is the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis A filmmaker has been reversing diabetes and Obesity WITHOUT MEDICATIONS in now 10 countries and the drug makers do not promote the story just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET

davee44
davee44

I  urge Paula to get the filmmaker's Specialized diabetes diet and do not take the medications The Anti Obesity drug makers and diabetes drug makers take in 10 billion$$$$ every year with no cure!! Food Chemicals are the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis The FDA and Drug makers know this and are laughing to the Billionaire$$$ bank The food chemicals break the gut(insulin) and this is the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis A filmmaker has been reversing diabetes and Obesity WITHOUT MEDICATIONS in now 10 countries and the drug makers do not promote the story just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET

or click here http://spirithappy.org

Jim Kopriva
Jim Kopriva

Diabetics are the 'great unwashed'?  You, my friend, need to step down from your soapbox

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