Paula Deen admits to having Type 2 Diabetes on NBC's 'Today' TV Show

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(Best Syndication News) - Paula Deen, was on NBC’s ‘Today’ TV show this Tuesday morning and admitted publicly that she has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Deen said that she has been living with this condition for the past three years.

Al Roker interviewed Deen and asked her why it took so long to go public with the diabetes? Deen said that she wanted to be able to figure things out in her head first, and she did not have anything to give to her audience by going public until now.

Roker further pressured her by suggesting that she withheld the announcement because the foods she cooked are high fat foods that some consider unhealthy. Deen said that she didn’t agree, and said that her cooking shows would continue because people are not going to quit eating.

Paula Deen did announce that she is working as a spokesperson for Diabetes in a New Light. When visiting the website you are greated with a photo of Paula Deen. When you scroll down you read about the prescription drug Victoza® which is marketed by Novo Nordisk.

At the Diabetes in a New Light website, there is a recipe for lasagna that Paula Deen has made into healthier versions. Visitors are also able to sign up at the website for more recipes and information.

Paula Deen's sons have introduced healthier foods from time to time on her Food Network cooking show. Now, her son, Bobby Deen, has a new cooking show 'Not My Momma's Meals' on the Cooking Channel. Bobby demonstrates how to cook lower calorie, and healthier meals.

By: Nancy Connors



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