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1/23/12 3:54 P

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You are very kind, Carol!

Melissa in VA (EST)

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1/22/12 11:43 P

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I hope her family can help her get a grip on reality. This diease is nothing to mess around with. I got out of the hospital 19 months ago a diabetic on 6 six shots a day and I could not see for a whole month. Scared me to death. I took it serious from day one. I now take 1 shot of Lantus and 2 pills of metaformin. I try really hard to control my diabetes but the last 3 months I keep haveing lows or highs. Even though I have been eating right. Frustrates me. So now DR put me on another diet and a shot before dinner. See him in three weeks. I never have eaten even close the way Paula eats. Any one who has watched her shows can not be surprised that she became a diabetic. If she did a show on diabetic friendly recipes not only for her but others, it might not only make her healthier but others too. We all deal with things differently. But three years is a long time to be in denial. With all her money she can afford to get the help she needs. I will pray for her. Love and Light Carol

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1/21/12 8:39 P

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She is definitely in denial. While I cannot fault her for her denial I can fault this company she is representing for allowing her to mislead the public in this horrible way! If she refuses to modify her cooking methods then she should have just kept her mouth shut about her diagnosis. Sounds like it is all about the money to her! It is truly sad.

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BUDDYSANGEL Posts: 1,181
1/18/12 7:28 P

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You are absolutely right because by her not grasping that she has to make permanent adjustments in her life she could end up needing an amputation, she could lose her sight, and more relevant could end up having a stroke or heart attack (and women are suffering fatal heart attacks more than men now at her age) due to the high-fat, high cholesterol and high carb (high sugar content) cooking.

When I first found out I was a diabetic, I looked for books in my library system that were published by the American Diabetes Association for recipes. Then my CDE showed me how to modify my recipes where they were diabetic friendly. Now, I am no chef or cook like Paula Deen, but I looked for the right information.

I believe that you lead by example and she has been given an awesome opportunity to use her show to show how to make the changes, wouldn't it be as profitable if she were to show how to make delicious dishes that were diabetic friendly?

I used to watch FoodNetwork and I quit when they took Ellie Krieger off on Saturday mornings. She had a lot of low carb meals and desserts that were easy to fix and being a nutritionist, she always had the benefits of the foods she was preparing as far as fiber, mineral and vitamin content. I really miss her show.

I have a feeling we will eventually hear on the news that Paula has had a medical emergency that will be a life-changer for her, and the sad thing is had she changed things in her life the medical emergency could have been avoided all together.

Edited by: BUDDYSANGEL at: 1/18/2012 (19:31)

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1/18/12 1:09 P

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I saw her on a show once a couple of months ago and it said she had a shocking secret to tell, but the phone rang just as she was making her announcement so I missed it. A week or so ago, Rachael Ray had one of her sons and he was making one of his mom's dishes (friend chicken) made over to be low fat by cooking in the oven.

Sadly, it is her husband and children who will be stuck with the consequences if she doesn't "straighten up and fly right"

I know a lady who had to have a leg amputated, and even that did not shock her into awareness and just a few short years later, she died from complications.... It is not beyond the realm of possibility that something similar could happen to Paula.....



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1/18/12 7:48 A

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I saw the Dr. Oz show where her challenge was to change 3 of her recipes to be more healthy and cut not only the carbs, but also the fat. She struggled with it. She could have come out on Dr. Oz, but then she would not have had her agreement with Novo Nordisk.

It may take her more than 3 years to accept her diagnosis, but she is being a hypocrit to push the high fat foods when she could have been modifying her cooking methods. Case in point, when Graham Kerr's ("The Galloping Gourmet") wife Trina had heart problems, he totally made over all of his recipes to be low in fat, carbs and calories, and he has prospered because of it.

If she would make the same changes, she could also do very well both physically and financially.

Edited by: BUDDYSANGEL at: 1/18/2012 (07:51)

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1/17/12 11:03 P

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Looks like it may take her more than 3 years to acdept her diagnosis. I stopped taking any drugs a few years ago, including any of the diabetes medications because of the side effects. The are worse than dealing with the problem that you are taking them for. I started taking insulin about 3-4 years ago and I am working toward reversing my diabetes so that I won't have to take it anymore. Everything else I take supplements for and put my trust in God to heal me. When He heals me I will be permanently healed and wont'; have to deal with doctors and drugs at all.

Paula Deen was on Dr Oz's program and her sons were there, too, I think.. They are cooking better than she is. She probably won't cook any better until something like a 2x4 hits her over her head to wake her up.. Hopefully, it won't bee too long for her.

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1/17/12 8:38 P

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On this morning's Today Show, Paula Deen revealed that she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes approximately 3 years ago. She said she didn't want to say anything publicly until she "got her head around it". She then announced that she was going to be a spokesperson for Novo Nordisk, a diabetic pharmaceutical company. They are well known for insulin pens (Novolog, Novolog 70/30 and Levemir), She takes an injectible medication called "Victoza" . While I am unfamiliar with this medication, Ms. Deen made the comment that she was not going to change her life or how she was going to change her cooking. She then put it on the viewers that they needed to keep things "in moderation".

There is a word for this lady, it is "delusional". I truly do not believe that she has come to terms with the "nature of the beast" that we deal with everyday or of the scope of what may happen to her if she does not get serious about this condition.

I don't know about all of you, but when I was diagnosed, I was told in no uncertain terms that I had to get a hold on this and learn to modify my life to encompass my new reality. The Diabetes Center really worked with me to understand portion sizes, methods of preparation (grilled or baked instead of fried), and learning how to count carbs. I learned that my glucometer was my new best friend as it gave me straight information on how I was doing (along with my A1c's).

Based on Ms. Deen's methods of cooking (a lot of flour (carbs) , butter (fat), and sugar), she has not learned to understand that you really can't just do it with moderation (a slice of regular high-sugar/high carb pie once in a whle), you really need to make good choices.

I looked at the website that she was promoting (I'll get it and list it), but the medication "Victoza" is not insulin and is not meant to be used as one of the first medications for a diabetic and should not be used by those with Type 1 diabetes.

Under the warnings section, it was listed that this medication may cause thyroid cancer. Folks, I don't know about you all, but I remember when Actos came on the market and it was heavily promoted. Actos is now connected with cases of bladder cancer.

If anyone takes Victoza, please let us know how well the medication works or if you have had any problems with it. If you develop any lumps in your neck, get to your doctor and make sure that he/she checks you for thyroid nodules or tumors.





Edited by: BUDDYSANGEL at: 1/17/2012 (20:45)

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