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Paula’s big fat secret TV chef famous for Southern-fried decadence to reveal she has diabetes
The Daily ^ | FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012

Posted on 01/13/2012 11:40:31 AM PST by trumandogz

Paula Deen — the queen of high-calorie, Southern cooking — is about to come clean and confess that she can’t eat her own dishes anymore because she has diabetes.

The Georgia-born chef — a Food Network star who has written five best-selling cookbooks — has been trying to keep her condition a secret, even after the National Enquirer reported in April that she has Type 2 diabetes, which is often associated with fatty foods and obesity.

Sources say Deen, 64, who never addressed the diabetes question, has worked out a multimillion-dollar deal to be the spokeswoman for a pharmaceutical company and endorse the drug she is taking.

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To: longtermmemmory

“her magazine covers always looked creepy. like a psychotic souther lawn knome.”

My thought almost exactly.

51 posted on 01/13/2012 4:28:09 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: Sacajaweau

I am a native Virginian and can promise you “y’all” and “ain’t “ had no place in the classroom. We actually had indoor bathrooms in our schools, if you can believe it.

I lived in CNY for 17 years. My kids were the only ones who said please, thank you, ma’am and sir consistently. The manners which seem natural to us was seen as fair game. Always good for a few giggles and grins. That was true in Syracuse and in New Jersey where my father was raised.

Doesn’t bother me until someone paints us with a broad brush.

52 posted on 01/13/2012 4:41:30 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: jiggyboy

I stopped watching Bourdain when he visited Laos and informed his viewers that the US wrecked Laos and apologized to his host family for it. The invading N. Vietnamese were the ones who invaded Laos as a pathway to S. Vietnam.

53 posted on 01/13/2012 5:10:30 PM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: Georgia Girl 2

It’s most likely their diabetes went away, because to lose weight they reduced the things that were causing their insulin to be too high in the first place—which for most people is consuming to many carbohydrates.

If you measure the crime rate by how many calls are made to 911, then the obvious way to reduce the crime rate is to tell people to stop calling 911, right? Wrong.

Just as the 911 calls are just a symptom of the real underlying problem (actual criminals), excess body fat (especially belly fat on men) is a symptom of an underlying problem—excess insulin production.

54 posted on 01/13/2012 6:50:50 PM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
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To: Brookhaven

Yes I’m sure thats true.

55 posted on 01/13/2012 10:07:24 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Yeah...She’s a sweet lady no doubt, but I get tired of her making one syllable words like “oil” and “gone” into two.

If she thought she’d get away with it, she’d be using lard in her pie crusts.

56 posted on 01/14/2012 3:25:36 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: ghost of nixon

I’m down here working in the South myself. Great people. I’m not diabetic, but I need to take insulin with me when I dine with them.

57 posted on 01/14/2012 3:26:50 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: BenLurkin
What a hateful headline and lead!

Agreed. I hope she does well controlling her disease. Maybe she will revamp her cooking style to create scrumptious healthy recipes. I'd buy a PD cookbook like that.

58 posted on 01/18/2012 10:45:36 AM PST by alnick
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But what irks me most about Paula is the way she really lays it on with the Soouuuuuthern lingo A little bit of that goes a long way and I think she consciously exaggerates the drawl, too...y'all!!!!

She's from Albany, Georgia. I lived there for a year. The drawl in Albany is very, very thick. If anything, Paula has lost some of the Albany accent. :-)

59 posted on 01/18/2012 10:48:04 AM PST by alnick
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To: trumandogz

I guess they forgot to mention that she still smokes too (another secret she hasn’t disclosed publicly).

60 posted on 01/18/2012 10:57:42 AM PST by kcvl
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