Everyones favorite southern chef has type 2 diabetes
She has had it for years - and kept it a secret.
All the while filming episodes for food network and selling cookbooks pushing foods fried in oil, with cups and cups of cream, and tons of butter....
Like deep fried cheese cake covered in chocolate and powdered sugar.
Instead of coming out about her illness, and sharing with her viewers and followers her struggle to change her diet and her lifestyle she chose to keep quite, and continue to endorse a lifestyle high in sugar, high in fat and low in activity.
I have never been a fan of her cooking or her show
But Now I am very disappointed that she didn't take the opportunity to share this with her views and maybe help some of them change or speak with a doctor about type 2 diabetes.
If caught early and treated with diet and exercise, type 2 diabetes in manageable, and in some cases reversible... you can un-do the insulin insensitivity
Paula Deen only told people about her illness now that she is being endorsed by a company that manufactures a once a day non-insulin injection.
Diets high in sugar and fat, people who are over weight, people over 45, and people with a family history of diabetes should talk to their doctor about the disease.
Moving for at least 30 minutes a day, and changing your diet can help lower the risk of getting type 2 diabetes.