UPDATE 2 (1/17): Dear members of the media: dietary fat has nothing to do with diabetes. Please stop trying to connect it with butter, lard, and deep-frying.
Rumors have circulated since last Spring, but according to multiple reports, Paula Deen is apparently days away from announcing that she has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (and living with it for a while?).
Allegedly, the decision to publicize her condition is financially motivated, as several sources report that she has signed a multimillion-dollar deal with the makers of a diabetes medication (
Novartis, according to reports not Novartis, which has denied bringing Ms. Deen on as a spokesperson).
I know — and in other news, water is wet (take a look at Ms. Deen’s “ultimate fantasy deep fried cheesecake” and Krispy Kreme burger). The ‘big news’ to me isn’t Ms. Deen’s medical condition, but rather that her “coming out party” will essentially be a drug company’s latest press release. It’s a worrisome message.