There’s lots of discussion here and elsewhere on the web about Paula Deen’s diagnosis. I think that most of us would agree that nobody “deserves” diabetes and if we want to blame anything we need to take a look at our country’s diet…not just one woman’s.
That being said, I think that many of us aren’t giving enough credit to a recently diagnosed woman. I am incredibly thankful that I didn’t have national attention at the time of diagnosis because I was completely ignorant and would have said some really stupid things. It took me years to understand what was good for me and what wasn’t (thanks more to my friends on TuDiabetes than any of my doctors).
I’m not excusing the distribution of ignorant information, but I wish that I could remind y’all (going southern for Paula’s sake) that minus all of the attention she’s still a recently diagnosed woman that’s going to fumble through the first few years just like we did.