Fat foodie Queen Paula Dean has diabetes. Shocking.

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    Jan 13, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/01/13/011312-gossip-paula-deen-1-2/

    From the article: Paula Deen — the queen of high-calorie, Southern cooking — is about to come clean and confess that she can’t eat her own dishes anymore because she has diabetes.

    The Georgia-born chef — a Food Network star who has written five best-selling cookbooks — has been trying to keep her condition a secret, even after the National Enquirer reported in April that she has Type 2 diabetes, which is often associated with fatty foods and obesity.

    Sources say Deen, 64, who never addressed the diabetes question, has worked out a multimillion-dollar deal to be the spokeswoman for a pharmaceutical company and endorse the drug she is taking......

    ...Deen has faced withering criticism for the high amounts of fat, salt and sugar in her dishes. When Deen’s cookbook for kids, “Lunch-Box Set,” was published in 2009, Barbara Walters asked her, “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?”

    Last August, “No Reservations” host Anthony Bourdain called Deen “the worst, most dangerous person to America” and said she should “think twice before telling an already obese nation that it’s OK to eat food that is killing us.”


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    Jan 13, 2012 3:59 PM GMT
    Next up will be a massive heart attack while filming the show.

    We can watch her withering in agony on the floor like a giant cockroach. That would be good for ratings.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    That's really sad icon_sad.gif. I feel bad for her. I think she is a great person. Yes her food is "bad" for you, but as long as you don't eat ONLY that way all the time, you'll be fine. Most people are smart enough to know that.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    tautomer4314 saidThat's really sad icon_sad.gif. I feel bad for her. I think she is a great person. Yes her food is "bad" for you, but as long as you don't eat ONLY that way all the time, you'll be fine. Most people are smart enough to know that.


    actually, most people are not smart enough to know that.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra said
    tautomer4314 saidThat's really sad icon_sad.gif. I feel bad for her. I think she is a great person. Yes her food is "bad" for you, but as long as you don't eat ONLY that way all the time, you'll be fine. Most people are smart enough to know that.


    actually, most people are not smart enough to know that.


    Haha, so true. It's crazy to think that, even with all the information out there on diet having a direct correlation to your health people would listen.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
    i don't feel bad for her at all. the sad thing is that many people don't understand why her cooking methods are bad. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    i love her so much. this is sad....
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    People are absolutely smart enough. You can't help but know if you own a TV, and who doesn't own a TV, or listen to the radio or read a newspaper or magazine. People just don't care. For many, especially in the south, it's a way of life.
    And Anthony Bourdain, what a pompous ass!! That's the pot calling the kettle black (most of you are too young to probably understand that). He has absolutely no right to think that Paula Deen has any responsibility for people's health, he's a chain smoker. Seriously?
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    Don't go too crazy, now. Lots of people have diabeties and you don't sit around feeling sorry for them.

    Heres a video where she deep fries cheesecake. And adds powdered sugar.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42oUVwyFsZI
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    This is sad because she's a truly, genuinely caring person with a great, vivacious attitude. At the same time, she knows her diet sucks, yet she still proceeds to cook and eat that way.

    For her sake, I hope she takes care of herself and using diet and exercise as the appropriate treatments, and not just rely solely on prescribed medication.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    tautomer4314 saidThat's really sad icon_sad.gif. I feel bad for her. I think she is a great person. Yes her food is "bad" for you, but as long as you don't eat ONLY that way all the time, you'll be fine. Most people are smart enough to know that.


    She seemed nice to me... until I saw her cooking on Pat Robertson's show.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:33 PM GMT
    However I also don't think she is responsible for people who choose to be slobs. She's showing a method of cooking when can be used in moderation and still be fine. People have to take responsiblity for they're own actions. We're not robots forced to do what people on tv say.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    No one can eat the foods she makes all the time but there is no doubt that the foods she makes are delicious. There are times where you can eat that stuff. She definitely serves a purpose for people who would like to indulge at times and we all do. She is not the problem with her show, its peoples own lack of willpower and to blame her for putting her products out there is ridiculous.

    I love watching her show and Diners Drive ins and Dives. Thats all my kind of food.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
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    tautomer4314 saidThat's really sad icon_sad.gif. I feel bad for her. I think she is a great person. Yes her food is "bad" for you, but as long as you don't eat ONLY that way all the time, you'll be fine. Most people are smart enough to know that.


    She seemed nice to me... until I saw her cooking on Pat Robertson's show.


    Ha, I remember seeing that. Nevertheless, she loves her gays.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    jerseywoof said
    I love watching her show and Diners Drive ins and Dives. Thats all my kind of food.


    Isn't the food network amazing??!!!!! Iron Chef America is great as well.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    She'll have to have the counters in her kitchen lowered when they have to amputate her legs.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    Slyblue saidAnd Anthony Bourdain, what a pompous ass!! That's the pot calling the kettle black (most of you are too young to probably understand that). He has absolutely no right to think that Paula Deen has any responsibility for people's health, he's a chain smoker. Seriously?


    I think Bourdain is hilarious most of the time, but I agree he is not one to attack people's cooking for being less than healthy considering how much the dude smokes and drinks ON camera. One can only wonder how much more he does off camera icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    Slyblue saidPeople are absolutely smart enough. You can't help but know if you own a TV, and who doesn't own a TV, or listen to the radio or read a newspaper or magazine. People just don't care. For many, especially in the south, it's a way of life.
    And Anthony Bourdain, what a pompous ass!! That's the pot calling the kettle black (most of you are too young to probably understand that). He has absolutely no right to think that Paula Deen has any responsibility for people's health, he's a chain smoker. Seriously?


    Anthony Bourdain does not have a business empire that directly markets and sale cigarettes to other people.

    Paula Dean makes a profit out of directly selling her obesity niche to other people.

    huge difference.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
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    Slyblue saidAnd Anthony Bourdain, what a pompous ass!! That's the pot calling the kettle black (most of you are too young to probably understand that). He has absolutely no right to think that Paula Deen has any responsibility for people's health, he's a chain smoker. Seriously?


    I think Bourdain is hilarious most of the time, but I agree he is not one to attack people's cooking for being less than healthy considering how much the dude smokes and drinks ON camera. One can only wonder how much more he does off camera icon_rolleyes.gif


    I know. I've just never liked him, I don't think he's funny. To me he comes across as someone who thinks he's very cool, when he's not. I will say, he is intelligent and a very good writer.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:45 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra said
    Slyblue saidPeople are absolutely smart enough. You can't help but know if you own a TV, and who doesn't own a TV, or listen to the radio or read a newspaper or magazine. People just don't care. For many, especially in the south, it's a way of life.
    And Anthony Bourdain, what a pompous ass!! That's the pot calling the kettle black (most of you are too young to probably understand that). He has absolutely no right to think that Paula Deen has any responsibility for people's health, he's a chain smoker. Seriously?


    Anthony Bourdain does not have a business empire that directly markets and sale cigarettes to other people.

    Paula Dean makes a profit out of directly selling her obesity niche to other people.

    huge difference.


    and why cant she? its recipes, no one is forcing them to buy her products. If they cannot see the difference from indulging occasionally and pigging out every time that is their problem not hers.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:48 PM GMT
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    Slyblue saidPeople are absolutely smart enough. You can't help but know if you own a TV, and who doesn't own a TV, or listen to the radio or read a newspaper or magazine. People just don't care. For many, especially in the south, it's a way of life.
    And Anthony Bourdain, what a pompous ass!! That's the pot calling the kettle black (most of you are too young to probably understand that). He has absolutely no right to think that Paula Deen has any responsibility for people's health, he's a chain smoker. Seriously?


    Anthony Bourdain does not have a business empire that directly markets and sale cigarettes to other people.

    Paula Dean makes a profit out of directly selling her obesity niche to other people.

    huge difference.


    and why cant she? its recipes, no one is forcing them to buy her products. If they cannot see the difference from indulging occasionally and pigging out every time that is their problem not hers.


    His issue should be with the network not with Paula.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    I'm over watching Paula. I think she tries too hard to be that 'souther belle'. I never fixed much of her food because it's just way too full of fat and calories but I use to like her show, then it was like having too much sugar, I just couldn't handle it.

    Not surprised she's a diabetic, her whole family is following her lead. Her son (is he gay?) is just starting a new series of his own on the FoodNetwork.
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    Slyblue saidPeople are absolutely smart enough. You can't help but know if you own a TV, and who doesn't own a TV, or listen to the radio or read a newspaper or magazine. People just don't care. For many, especially in the south, it's a way of life.
    And Anthony Bourdain, what a pompous ass!! That's the pot calling the kettle black (most of you are too young to probably understand that). He has absolutely no right to think that Paula Deen has any responsibility for people's health, he's a chain smoker. Seriously?


    Anthony Bourdain does not have a business empire that directly markets and sale cigarettes to other people.

    Paula Dean makes a profit out of directly selling her obesity niche to other people.

    huge difference.


    and why cant she? its recipes, no one is forcing them to buy her products. If they cannot see the difference from indulging occasionally and pigging out every time that is their problem not hers.


    i wasn't arguing about whether or not she has the rights to do what she does. you made that assumption. i was arguing the point that Anthony Bourdain's personal smoking habits are not the same as Paula Dean's business. Therefore it doesn't make sense to say that he is being a hypocrite for criticizing her business.
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidI'm over watching Paula. I think she tries too hard to be that 'souther belle'. I never fixed much of her food because it's just way too full of fat and calories but I use to like her show, then it was like having too much sugar, I just couldn't handle it.

    Not surprised she's a diabetic, her whole family is following her lead. Her son (is he gay?) is just starting a new series of his own on the FoodNetwork.


    I must agree that she's become rather obnoxious over the last few years. She was a delight to watch in the first few seasons of her show on Food Network. But then things went downhill after she got married and bought a new house. However, I blame that mostly on Food Network because all of their other celebrity chefs started to become obnoxious around the same time as well. Obviously they were demanding certain things from their character, running with it, and overfeeding it to viewers.

    She acts quite a bit differently when she's not filming for Food Network. I absolutely loved that episode of My Life on the D-List when Kathy Griffin stayed at Paula's house.