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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Diabetes - She has it (Weight an Health Rant)

I'm sure some of you have heard that Paula Deen has Type 2 diabetes. If not you can find a news article about it below.

Paula Deen

Why did she hide it for three years? I believe it was to keep her cooking show a float. I also believe that she would not have discussed it if she were not employed by Norvo Nordisk. A drug manufacturer Deen is partnering with to help them promote diabetes awareness.

I believe that everyone has a right to live their lives how they see fit with one exception - celebrities.  You choose to be in the spotlight and if you're popular you are paid well for that. You are now out there and your decisions and the things you do will be in the spotlight.

If you are a chef that cooks everything with butter and eats as unhealthy as she does as well as consumes a lot of alcohol how do you not let people know you have diabetes? Yes it's a personal choice yadda yadda but then don't then decide to be an advocate for the disease.

A big part of being an advocate is not being perfect and not being 100% the queen of your disease management, but you are now looking to be a role model for others. At this point you need to be making healthy life choices and living well.

How does anything about how she eats or live portray that?

Butter, alcohol, more food, and not exercising is her whole life. I know we would all love to believe that we can eat and do whatever we want and not have any ill health effects. Well guess what? That's not true.

Being obese will hurt you, eating butter all day long with sugar and whiskey will hurt you, and that is that. Am I perfect? Nope I gotta lose weight and I should be exercising more and sometimes I don't make the best food choices. I am not however trying to sell a cooking show where all I cook is fried butter and then promote myself as a healthy diabetic.

I'm really tired of people who lie to themselves and everyone else. Ya know what sometimes what you're doing is NOT healthy and you should NOT be doing it.

I have MS and because of that I have to make life choices for myself. I could sit on my butt all day and do nothing but how would that help me? I'm an MS advocate and I would be a LIAR if I told people that MS was livable and then I crawled into a huge hole of denial. I would be a LIAR if I told people that I worked out to help my fatigue and that I take my medication because I feel like it's a way for me to fight my disease, and did neither.

So Ms. Deen, excuse me if I find this ridiculous but pin a rose on yourself because this lady sure wont.

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