There's a rumor going around that Paula Deen is diabetic [ http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/01/13/011312-gossip-paula-deen-1-2 ] and about to become a spokesperson for Novartis. Is it true? I don't know.
What I do know is that there is an incredible amount of irony to this story. Mizz Paula is not exactly known for cooking healthful food. And, I can't really endorse the idea of serving a burger between glazed donuts.
What I fear is that there will be an incredible amount of criticism and reproach toward her for "getting diabetes" from all that rich food she cooks.
They should show her mainlining insulin while she bellies up to her buffet...
I had heard the rumor that she was diabetic quite some time ago- the National Enquirer was on it sometime last year. I just heard the rumor she had landed a multi-million dollar endorsement contract today.
I just saw a link to her son's cooking show, "Not My Momma's Meals." It debuted on January 4 on the cooking channel.
Edited to add: last April, Buzzfeed had a link to the Top 25 Reasons Paula Deen is diabetic- with not one of them being genetic predisposition or her pancreas crapping out on her:
That's too bad that no one can note the genetic component.
I don't know why this is news.
That would not surprise me. Anybody who drinks butter in a glass like soda deserves to be diabetic. Stents anyone?
Are you joking ? Butter in a glass ?
I'm from italy and only read about her on wikipedia (link).
A "multi-million dollar contract" for such foods and promote big pharma to overtake their "drawbacks" ?
Crazy world ....
No one deserves to be diabetic--geesh.
Just an aside... Lots of solid research about the healthy advantages of butter & the quite unhealthy effects of vegetable oils (with the exception of olive oil) & vegetable margarine spreads.
"Est modus in rebus" ("There is measure in all things").
Not-cooked-butter is not so bad, and olive oil is the best if not cooked too.
But if you put anything too much everywhere, that is always bad.
Butter was good when we walked and worked hard, nowadays it is like using rocket propellant for your city car ;-)
Agree that excess of anything isn't good.
Actually, heated butter is fine. Saturated fats are stable at high temperatures. Vegetable oils aren't. Only saturated fats should be heated.
No one deserves to have diabetes.
But we all know butter isn't the problem, right? I saw comments about butter in our local paper, too, but I'd expect a different perspective here. Deen's recipes are terribly high in carbs, carbs fried in butter. It wouldn't be any different if the carbs were fried in olive oil.
NO ONE "deserves" to be a diabetic! Man, I am sorry I read this :(