Paula Deen Has Type 2 Diabetes? Get Out.

January 17th, 2012 // 44 Comments
Paula Deen

Seen here asking Santa for a new foot, Paula Deen has officially confirmed she has Type 2 diabetes proving Jesus has not only quit affecting the outcome of football games this week but is over preventing morbidly obese Southerners from dying in a butter coffin of their own making. “I get bored,” I believe where His exact words. Anyway, here’s the light years more insightful than me Anthony Bourdain talking to Eater yesterday and dryly calling a spade a spade that makes you fat and kills you:

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. How long has she known? I suspect a very long time. On Tuesday when she announces it, it’ll be to say I just got diagnosed… Al Roker won’t be asking her how long she’s known. I don’t think people will press that issue.

And they didn’t. Instead Paula Deen was allowed to shill for a pharmaceutical company while basically saying people shouldn’t have to stop eating bacon-fried bacon cake in bacon sauce because of a little ol’ disease. Via TooFab:

The Food Network cook, who famously uses a ton of butter, cheese and sugar for all her dishes, continues “I wasn’t about to change my life, but I have made simple changes in my life” — citing cutting back on Sweet Tea and taking more walks with her husband as part of her new lifestyle.
Deen has joined forces with Novo Nordisk to “show others that managing diabetes does not have to stop you from enjoying the things you love.”

Yes, diabetes doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying the things you love – except when you die. Then I think that pretty much stops you from sampling a scrumptious cheesecake, but there’s me quoting high-falutin’ science again. I’m like a broken record, I do declare.

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  1. evilmomthoughts

    If you think about it,she’s a genius. She’s peddling both the disease and the cure. Double profits, y’all!

  2. evilmomthoughts

    Great, now I’m craving bacon-fried cake with bacon sauce. Damn you, Superficial.

  3. mike

    Why do you hate America, Fish?

    HAHAHA, I forgot, because it’s full of fat retarded racists! Sorry, continue.

  4. owentupper

    Dear Gawd… this is wrong on so many levels.

  5. Venom

    Ate like a fucking pig and got diabetes, who would have thought. I can only imagine what the general condition of the rest of her body is like.

  6. I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one online—McBeef—but it’s my understanding that diabetes is due a lot more to glucose intake, i.e., sugar and carbs, than to fat consumption, which tends to work more on the heart and arteries. So the butter, cheese, and bacon probably has less to do with it than the doughnuts, cake, and Sweet Teas.

    In any case, I wouldn’t be surprised if her defenders played the genetics card. “It’s not her recipés, it’s her DNA!” or some such argument. Kind of like that commercial for that cholesterol drug which goes, “Your high cholesterol might come from fettuccine alfredo…or from your Grandpa Alfredo.” Because it’s never your fault you were a pig all your life; the high cholesterol/diabetes/heart attack was always out of your control. So eat what you want! *rme*

    • Richard McBeef, MD

      yes, prof frank, sugar intake is the key player but lipids can play a role… and genetics. Also, the medically correct spelling is diabeetus.

      I’ll forgive you for implying that I only play doctor online.

    • TimmyB

      Well said

      • Richard McBeef, MD

        I didn’t spend two and half years studying medicine in the Philippines so that random people on the internet can insult my credentials, professor.

    • Michael D

      Its a combination of glucose intake AND fat consumption, as lipids can block insulin receptors and all this other fun business. I have Type 2 Diabetes and contrary to her shill, it does change your life and not in cool ways. On the bright side, I’m in great shape because exercise is a big factor in controlling it but I also have to seriously limit all the “fun” foods I used to eat. I know I know, #fatpeopleproblems but it pisses me off that like @evilmom says, she’s peddling the problem and the cure.

    • So, Tom and McBeef are talking to themselves. Wonderful.

      • Richard McBeef

        if you really want to get mindfucked… tomfrank and mcbeef are actually just two personalities of the same internet commenter. true story.

    • Dude, its the TNFa!

      More complex than that. Just being fat is a large cause. In response to increased insulin levels, adipose tissue (fat cells) release something called TNF-a (tumor necrosis factor alpha) that leads to insulin resistance in muscle tissue. Muscle is a major sing for glucose and insulin-insensitivity results in the inability to take up glucose for storage as glycogen = diabeetus (spelled right?).

      And that sir, is how you get big fat diabetic Americans. Thanks very much Food Network.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow

      Far be it from me to gloat about the diseases that sadly afflict the underprivileged classes in America, but this is why I feed my family nothing but healthy macrobiotic foods and insist on fasts and detoxes for everyone every season. You should see our colons – they’re so clean you could eat off of them!

      If misguided icky processed sugar- and dairy-devotees like Paula Deen had just had the foresight to consume coconut water, brown rise and miso, and a Master Cleanse or two (actually, probably about 79 would be needed, but who’s counting? tee hee) throughout their lives, they’d be so much happier and healthier! And she wouldn’t have to limp her way around the block in a futile attempt at exercise. Which will be all the more painful, I’m sure, since her circulation-deprived feet will probably have to be removed. Tant pis, to be sure.

  7. Reece

    Yes, its all that sugar she puts in her tea that gave her diabetes. Now all the simple minded obese Americans who down 2L of diet Pespi a day (“why dirty a cup when you can drink straight from the jug”) will go out and buy Splenda to sprinkle on everything they eat.

  8. Dufresne

    Pass the butter and sugar, please.

  9. doctor snuggles

    …but sucking a c*ck like a twenty year old chick, folks!!

  10. dinosaurland

    When you love butter and sugar then yes, you do have to give up the things you love to manage your diabetes.

  11. Lauren

    “cutting back on sweet tea” like that was the issue?? What about the 5lbs of butter and sugar she throws into every dish???

  12. That broad must sizzle like a strip of bacon in the sunlight.

  13. LJ

    She’s know abotu it for three years, but kept it a sercret until she could get a commercial endorsement out of it.

  14. Jill

    Bourdain is the fucking man and has been calling her on this for some time now. Now exactly saying that she has type 2 diabetes, but basically saying she will and you can too if you eat the way she promotes food. Anthony on the other hand is a big propnant of scaring his daighter out of eating McDonalds by telling her Ronald kindaps and murders children, which is awesome.

    • ashleybanana

      Anthony Bourdain is chain-smoking hypocrite. What’s worse? Eating too much red velvet cake or smoking two packs a day when you have a toddler at home? What’s that saying? Assholes in glass houses…

  15. Johnny P!

    If ANY North American person decided that putting fried beef topped with melted cheese and bacon between 2 Krispy Kreme sugar donuts was a good idea just because a plump middle-aged lady with a sweet Southern accent “on the TV” told them to… well, I suppose we should thank Paula.
    Darwinism in action!

  16. Where did this fat bitch come from? She suddenly appeared on a reality show. I hope she suddenly disappears for good.

  17. It's the kimkim, bitches

    I’ve never been able to stand this woman. Her very existence sickens me. Hey, Paula? Honey? Swayt Tay ain’t cho problem gurl!

  18. That Guy

    I heard that a change in diet can ‘cure’ diabetes in 8 weeks. I’ve seen papers on it. Here:

    Autism is also related to diabetes, so the same cure can apply. Now back to the boobies..

  19. Mando

    Now Food network is gonna wallow in this. For the Cure!

  20. mrsmass

    i hate this fat cow. i’ve never seen her show, but the fact that i’m forced to look at her overly caked-on make-up face on several magazines in the check out lane infuriates me to my core.

  21. Hedgehog

    her accent sounds over-the-top fake

  22. Skinny Type One Diabetic

    If she’s hawking for novo nordisk, she’s been fatabetic for a while. Novo nordisk sells insulin, and type two diabetics aren’t typically put on insulin until they’ve had the disease for a while and diet/exercise and then oral medications don’t work. Sometimes it can take up to 10 years or longer. Fucking bitch.

    • Sliver

      I can vouch for “skinny type 1 diabetic’s” statement. I also have type 1…the one that isn’t caused by human eating-patterns. And I hate type 2′s as well…the fuckers basically choose this disease…us type 1′s had no say in our disease.

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