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Published on Jan 26, 2012
She is in the news everywhere. She is Food Network Star Ms. Paula Deen. She recently rose to even greater media attention with the announcement that she has had type II diabetes for over 3 years. This is the type of story the twisted media loves, Paula Deen and the media circus with everyone voicing their ignorant opinions as to why Paula Deen developed diabetes. Unfortunately Paula's diet and its relationship to type II diabetes, is much misunderstood. Since Paula Deen is known for her butter, most media coverage of this story lays butter out as the cause of Paula Deen's diabetes. Nothing could be further from the truth! The real problem is that Paula Deen's cooking is southern cooking and as such is filled with sugar and refined carbohydrates, the two most dangerous factors for the diabetic. The real problem with this whole issue of Paula Deen and the media is that many thousands of diabetics will receive false and misleading information about their own diabetes situation. There are indigenous tribes of peoples who consume only protein and high amounts of fat. Diabetes in those societies is virtually unknown. It is the southern cooking with its high sugar and white flour ingredients that make the southern cooking style of Paula Deen and others so potentially dangerous for the diabetic. Since her announcement, she has signed on with a major drug company to be a spokesperson for their new diabetes drugs. Oral medications for diabetes come with a very high price to other facets of human health. These medications greatly increase ones risk for heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular issues. Unfortunately her 'endorsement' of these drugs will put as many diabetics at greater risk as does her cooking. This whole issue should not be about Paula Deen but about a lifestyle that is certainly not unique to her. It is a southern tradition for a very long time. What will determine her 'morality' or 'immorality' will be what she does next. In the past Paula Deen represented the culture and cooking of her region. What she does now and how she alters her cooking style in the light of her medical condition will determine who Paula Deen really is.