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Thursday
Jan262012

Paula Deen Caught Eating a Cheeseburger

Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Last week, TV chef Paula Deen announced that she’s been suffering from type 2 diabetes for the past three years.  She acknowledged that a person has, “to make changes in your life” but apparently, Deen hasn’t apparently changed all that much.

TMZ posted a photo of Deen wolfing down a cheeseburger on Monday while on a seven-day Caribbean cruise.  The 65-year-old chef was hosting her annual Party at Sea vacation for 400 fans.  TMZ says Deen also had fries on her plate.

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Wednesday
Jan182012

Paula Deen's Diabetes Announcement Mocked by Fellow TV Chef

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Paula Deen's announcement on Tuesday that she suffers from type 2 diabetes and is endorsing a diabetes drug has struck a nerve with another TV chef, Anthony Bourdain.

In a tweet published Tuesday, the host of the Travel Channel's No Reservations wrote, "Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later."

Bourdain has called out Deen in the past for her high-calorie recipes.  In a 2011 issue of TV Guide, Bourdain called Deen “the worst, most dangerous person to America.”

Deen addresses the criticism that she's profiting from her diagnosis on an episode of ABC's The Chew airing Wednesday.  In her appearance -- taped Tuesday -- she says, "I am in a position that we are going to set aside a certain percentage and we're donating that back."

Deen shares her story of living with diabetes and offers recipes for diabetes-friendly foods on the website DiabetesInANewLight.com.

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Tuesday
Jan172012

Paula Deen Confirms She Has Diabetes

Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Television chef Paula Deen has confirmed to USA Today that she has type 2 diabetes. Deen, who has made a career out of whipping up high-fat, high-sugar down-home Southern cooking, tells USA Today she found out she had the disease three years ago.

“I made the choice at the time to keep it close to me, to keep it close to my chest.  I felt like I had nothing to offer anybody other than the announcement. I wasn’t armed with enough knowledge. I knew when it was time it would be in God’s time,” she said.

Deen was set to announce Tuesday her role in a new campaign, Diabetes in a New Light, in partnership with Novo Nordisk, which produces diabetes medications.

The TV chef says she has no plans to change the focus of her cooking shows because of the disease, explaining, “I suspect I’ll stick to my roots but will say a little louder, ‘Eat this in moderation.’”

Deen says she knows she’ll be facing criticism for a career that focused on high-fat foods, adding, “If they make jokes about me, I’ll laugh because they’ll probably be funny.”

Chef and cooking personality Anthony Bourdain recently flamed Deen as the, "most dangerous person in America" for plying her fatty foods on an already obese nation. Upon hearing the news about Deen's condition, Bourdain told the website Eater.com, "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 bad taste if nothing else."

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