If you had “2008″ in the Paula Deen Is Diagnosed With Type II Diabetes Pool, looks like you’re a winner.
“I was diagnosed three years ago during a regular physical exam with my doctor, that I had type 2 diabetes. I am here today to let the world know that it is not a death sentence. I am working with a very reputable pharmaceutical company. I’m working on a new program called ‘Diabetes in a New Light.’ You can go to our website. I’m going to be there for you and help you manage every day of your life with this, because it can be done.”Celebrity chef and Food Network star Paula Deen is teaming with drugmaker Novo Nordisk to launch a program that aims to help people live with Type 2 diabetes and promote a Novo diabetes drug.
Deen has Type 2 diabetes and takes Victoza, a once-daily noninsulin injection. The website links to promotional materials for the drug.
Deen also dismissed rumors that she was covering up her diabetes to protect her reputation. “That was not why. My knowledge about the disease was very limited,” she told USA Today. “But now I’m coming with good information, something that can help and bring hope to other people. It may sound cliché, but it’s the God-honest truth.”
Well if you say it with such folksy gumption, you must be telling the truth.
Paula Deen - 21st Century American Roll Model. I hope Novo Nordisk welcomes her to the family with a congratulatory ham.