I heard the news today, oh boy…
The news has come out that Paula Dean was diagnosed 3 years ago with Type 2 Diabetes. I feel a little sad because she is like everyone’s favorite Auntie who spoils you with treats and you don’t want to see her feel bad or get bad press. And BOY is she getting alot of press! I heard Dr. Drew say he was going to discuss her situation on his show but “maybe its none of our business?” Dr. Drew: ‘Don’t make Paula Deen go away’ – Dr. Drew – CNN.com Blogs. From what I have read Type 2 diabetes is directly related to your lifestyle choices; the foods you choose to eat and your weight, and can almost always be controlled and even reversed with diet and lifestyle choices. Type 1 is the one that seems to come down to hereditary and genetics. Hmm… If she really eats the way she cooks on TV? Does she? I hope that she has read some of the information out there that insists that Type 2 diabetes can be managed and even cured with diet and lifestyle choices rather than drugs. Once a person is informed, it is up to them to act or not. You can’t force anyone to do anything they don’t want to and change is hard. I am Pro-Education and informed choices. That’s all you can do.
There are many opinions out there about Paula and her disease and what people think her responsibility is to her fans and herself and her endorsement of a pharmaceutical company for diabetes drugs. What do you think? Me personally? I wish her well, it would be so exciting to see her take this on as a challenge and see if its possible to heal herself in front of the world one salad at a time!
I have listed just a few articles below for more about Paula on the web see these posts: