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Paula Deen's Diabetes Reveal

It was mentioned the other day in the Food Policy article, but this morning on the Today show Paula Deen revealed that she is a Type 2 diabetic. She's also now the spokeswoman for Novo Nordisk, a company that manufactures diabetes medications. She found out she had diabetes 3 years ago.

Just wondering what everyone thinks about this... Many are taking the stance that, as Paula has often said, "she's a cook, not a doctor," and she's never forced her cooking style and food on others. Still others have taken the same stance as Anthony Bourdain, who said, "When your signature dish is hamburger in between a doughnut, and you've been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you've got type 2 diabetes... It's in bad taste if nothing else."

I think I fall somewhere in the middle. What do you think?

Here's the link to the interview:
http://bites.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/17/10173727-paula-deen-diabetes-diagnosis-wont-change-how-i-cook

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