I've always been a fan of Paula Deen. Sad that she obviously has not sat down with an endocrinologist or dietician that knows how to select foods for diabetics. It's a "Southern thing," though, to ask friends instead of going to the horse's mouth. I've lived in AL since 1955. And please. Let us not confuse eating butter with eating foods loaded with carbohydrates. While eating a lot of butter might affect your heart, it does nothing to alter the blood glucose. I really hated to see her first recipe was lasagna. Lordie. I had a good friend who was diabetic, an RN, and didn't know what a complex carbohydrate was. We often had lunch together and after I learned a LOT, I noticed she covered her plate with rice. Something most southerners love. She had convinced herself that her diabetes was worse than anyone else's. Really. Another diabetic friend was congratulated himself over a recipe he and a friend had made into a good diabetic one. They had exchanged sugar for applesauce. ? So Paula is not alone. I just wish she'd learn how to eat before she starts giving out more misinformation than is already out there.