Shocker: Paula Deen Has Diabetes

Apparently she’s the Marlboro Man of junk food: three Marlboro men died of lung cancer, and sometime in 2009, all the sugar and butter caught up with Paula Deen too. But she didn’t confirm her diagnosis until last week, about which Anthony Bourdain had the following to say:

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.


The CDC’s statistics for 2010 show that diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in America, which really isn’t that much — it gets about 3% of the population. But that’s because it’s now a manageable, chronic disease that may or may not eventually take your toes or eyes.

From The Superficial and People

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