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Sunday, February 26, 2012

paula deen type 2 diabetes

paula deen type 2 diabetes

paula deen type 2 diabetes, From fried chicken to mac and cheese casseroles, Paula Deen has made her mark on the culinary world – and in the homes of fans – with recipes that don't skimp on cheese, cream and sugar. Not to mention butter ... whole sticks of it.

And even as she reveals that she is living with Type 2 Diabetes, she says it won't stop her from eating the way she wants.

"I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life," Deen said Tuesday in a release announcing her launch of Diabetes in a New Light™, geared toward finding "simple ways" to manage challenges of the disease.

"I'm excited to team up with Novo Nordisk on this initiative to show others that managing diabetes does not have to stop you from enjoying the things you love."

From Health.com: Could You Have Type 2? 10 Diabetes Symptoms

The National Enquirer first reported Deen's diabetes in April 2010, but she never confirmed or denied the diagnosis until now. She turns 65 Thursday.

The Food Network chef with the folksy Southern drawl – and a tendency to address her fans as "Hey, y'all" – has been famously criticized for her cooking techniques. Just last summer, fellow celeb chef Anthony Bourdain called her the "most dangerous person to America" who's "proud of the fact that her food is f------ bad for you."
And as news leaked she was making the announcement regarding her health, Bourdain was inundated with people "looking for quotes." And he says he "takes no pleasure" in her news, telling Eater.com, he suspects she's known for a long time and been looking for a way "to position herself."
"When your signature dish is hamburger in between a doughnut, and you've been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you've got Type 2 Diabetes ... It's in bad taste if nothing else," he said. "How long has she known? I suspect a very long time."Deen, it was also revealed in the release, takes Victoza – a once-daily, non-insulin injection – and continues to "make lifestyle adjustments, including lightened-up versions of her favorite recipes."
Despite knowing her Type 2 diabetes diagnosis for years, Paula Deen, the all-smiles cooking host of the Food Network's "Paula's Best Dishes," continued touting her buttery, artery-clogging Southern down-home cuisine.

Deen, 64, confirmed today on NBC's Today Show that she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years ago and she is now launching a new campaign, "Diabetes in a New Light." The campaign is in partnership with diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk.

"I made the choice at the time to keep it close to me, to keep it close to my chest," she told USA Today. "I felt like I had nothing to offer anybody other than the announcement. I wasn't armed with enough knowledge. I knew when it was time, it would be in God's time."

Deen reportedly treats her diabetes with the company's drug Victoza, a daily injectable drug that is meant to maintain blood sugar levels. She will appear in an advertisement for the drug later this month, USA Today reported.

Anthony Bourdain, a New York-based chef and host of the Travel Channel's "No Reservations," has long been critical of Deen's cuisine, having told TV Guide that the chef is the "worst, most dangerous person in America" because of her high-fat cooking. In the wake of her diabetes announcement, Bourdain had even more criticism to sling."When your signature dish is hamburger in between a doughnut, and you've been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you've got Type 2 Diabetes... It's in bad taste if nothing else," he told Eater.

Others welcomed the announcement.

"She need not stop cooking, but she should probably eat that way only rarely," said Keith Ayoob, associate professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. "Her recipes often fall into the category of once-a-month cooking...The woman has a deep-fat fryer in her kitchen. That's a red flag if there ever was one."

About 26 million Americans live with diabetes. It is a chronic disease in which blood-sugar levels are abnormally high in the body, and most people are overweight or obese at the time of diagnosis. In 2007, diabetes was listed as the underlying cause of more than 71,000 deaths, according to the American Diabetes Association. At the rate that Americans are getting diagnosed and becoming increasingly obese, experts say the number of new diabetes cases is expected to double by 2050.

"This announcement simply supports the evidence that shows Type 2 diabetes increases in risk with age and weight," said Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University at St. Louis. "Many baby boomers are reaching the point where facts about disease risk will become realities in their lives."

"I know the heavy Southern cuisine is her trademark, but I'd love to see her keep the tradition while lightening up the preparation," said Diekman. "Showing others how to maintain the flavor while changing the preparation or ingredients would be a big help for many. She can certainly maintain her traditional cooking, but not only say 'eat in moderation,' she could say 'eat less often.'"
The next time you decide to follow the cooking advice of southern chef Paula Deen you might want to consider that reports are now circulating in which the star has developed type 2 diabetes from her choice of high-fat, high-calorie cooking.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/181091/paula-deen-has-diabetes-report/#qymGGM4PH40PcKhX.99Back in April 2011 the National Enquirer reported that the Food Network star who has written five best-selling cookbooks has been trying to keep her condition a secret to keep sales of her products rolling in. Now sources close to the 64-year-old chef says she’s been working out a multimillion-dollar deal to be a spokeswoman for pharmaceutical company Novartis to endorse the diabetes drug she must now take.

According to a source at TheDaily:

“Paula Deen is going to have to reposition herself now that she has diabetes,” and “She’s going to have to start cooking healthier recipes. She can’t keep pushing mac and cheese and deep-fried Twinkies when she is hawking a diabetes drug.”
Such a realization would almost be poetic justice as critics for years have blasted her high fat, high salt, high sugar dishes. In a famous quuote following Deen’s cookbook for kids in 2009 Barbara Walters proclaimed:

“You tell kids to have cheesecake for breakfast. You tell them to have chocolate cake and meatloaf for lunch. And french fries. Doesn’t it bother you that you’re adding to this?”
Her cooking style hasn’t sat well with other celebrity chefs either including Anthony Bourdain who last August called Deen the “worst, most dangerous person to America” while adding that Deen should “think twice before telling an already obese nation that it’s OK to eat food that is killing us.”

Deen’s reply:

“You know, not everybody can afford to pay $58 for prime rib or $650 for a bottle of wine. My friends and I cook for regular families who worry about feeding their kids and paying the bills … It wasn’t that long ago that I was struggling to feed my family, too.”
If the Diabetes rumor is true it will be interesting to see if Paula Deen abandons some of the menu items at The Lady & Sons, the restaurant she owns in Savannah, GA. On the menu is “Paula’s Brunch Burger, a wonderfully fat burger topped with fried egg and bacon that sits between two glazed doughnuts in place of a bun.

How exactly is that burger good for regular families?

So from the outside looking in Paula Deen has made a nice little industry for herself, first she fattens up her fan base, then she turns around and sells them type 2 diabetes drugs while banking millions of dollars for her efforts.

Do you think Paula Deen should continue to profiteer off the very people she quite possibly gave Diabetes to in the first place if rumors of her own type 2 diabetes are true?

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