Known for her calorie-laden foods, Paula Deen now sheds light on having Type 2 Diabetes – which she admits 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.”
Back in 2010 The National Enquirer reported Paula as having diabetes, but she never addressed the reports.
Turning 65 this week (Thursday), Paula has battled numerous criticisms about her cooking techniques. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain straight up called her the “most dangerous person to America” who’s “proud of the fact that her food is f—— bad for you.”
Now with Paula coming out about her diabetes, he told Eater.com he suspects she’s known for a long time and been looking for a way “to position herself.” And I totally agree with him!
“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.”
Paula also recently admitted to taking Victoza – a once-daily, non-insulin injection – and continues to “make lifestyle adjustments, including lightened-up versions of her favorite recipes.”