Paula Deen's Shocking Health Confession Is Good News for Everyone

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paula deenWhen celeb chef Anthony Bourdain came out bashing rival Paula Deen this past summer for being "the worst, most dangerous person to America," most of America came to the Southern-fried chef's defense. Even if you know it's hella bad for you, most of us LOVE to indulge in the kind of comfort food that Paula's known for peddling -- from mac 'n' cheese to red velvet cake. Even if only on a rare occasion. However, it's looking like Bourdain may have had a point about Deen's dangerous habits.

Buzz is swirling that Paula has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes ... and the latest is that she plans to sit down with TODAY's Al Roker on Tuesday in an exclusive interview to "address the rumors." Wuh-oh. We all know what talking to Al Roker means ... Seems like she's about to come clean to America, leaving us wondering ... could this signal the end of her career?!

Well, in the past, when she's gotten flak for advocating butter and fat-laden recipes, she's scoffed and said she cooks the way most families do in the U.S. ...  But now, she's going to have to look the country in the eye and say she was wrong. And are people going to turn their backs on her for that? Pfft ... no way!

Think of this way: She'll be the nuevo-Oprah! She's an example of so many other Americans, and in turn, this confession will make her 1000x more relatable to people -- especially those with a taste for fattier fare. Then, she'll make herself over in front of our very eyes.

Come on. Do we or do we not all love when we can figure out how to make brownies with 1/2 the fat and 100 percent of the original fudginess? How about learning "faux" frying methods -- you know, to do up some chicken that tastes just as crunchy and yum as fried, but it was baked? I could totally see Deen steering her cuisine in that direction, and we would eat it up ... literally. At the same time, she'd be teaching us all a lesson about overhauling our nutrition for disease prevention -- one Michelle Obama would undoubtedly approve of. Hey, maybe they can partner up! Wouldn't be the craziest thing now. 

Basically, Paula Deen's diabetes has put her in a position now to make even more of us love her and buy into her brand. And to inspire many Americans in the same position to turn their lives around, too. Looks like what could have been Paula's greatest health and career disaster is actually going to be a win-win ... for all of us.

How do you feel about Paula Deen? Do you think she'll be able to make the switch and set a good example for other Americans struggling with healthy eating?


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loris... lorisue920

Cafelame, you beat me to writing exactly what you did. I, too, am a life long diabetic (45+) and know what does & doesn't cause type 2. A diet pill won't cure Paula Deen's T2, but making certain lifestyle changes: exercise, make dietary changes, etc. there has been more research money spent on T2, so anyone diagnosed with T2 has many more options in taking care of themselves. Good luck Paula. Can't wait for your updated for diabetes recipes to come out.

LOswa... LOswald0314

I hope she can succeed with this.

jessi... jessicasmom1

I love Paula and I am glad she would share this with the world.  Good Luck !

momav... momavanessa

I love Paula! I think her food is great and yeah it isn't something you cook and eat everyday! I think she is very talented and Anthony needs to put a cork in it! He drinks and drinks and smokes his head off! So he is definitely the wrong person to talk!

TuTu530 TuTu530

Paula Deen has such a delightful personality and a joy to watch. I am prediabetic and can't cook the way she does.

With her talent and personality she could help so many people by coming up with diabetic recipes.High fiber is the key

Leele... Leelee1008

I love Paula! Shes no where near done yet. that woman can make good food with a ton of butter or not! Good luck, and I cant wait to see her show everyone that she still Kicks A$$ on a diabedic diet and all.

Kayla... KaylaMillar

I don't know if she'll be able to let go of the butter!

MamaM... MamaMandee

I love Paula and her cooking and I hope she can use this to help some of her fans that are going through the same thing by setting a good example. Ohhh and her pumpkin cheesecake is to die for LOL! 

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