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Paula Deen Shares Hope for Diabetes
In what was one of the most scandalous news stories about a food celeb, Paula Deen--the Queen of Butter--revealed her controversial diabetes diagnosis almost a year ago.
But Deen, who is set to share her story at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City tomorrow, said she's doing much better--and she's even making some changes to her recipes to reflect healthier options.
“It’s all about moderation,” Deen said during a July interview at the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival. “I’m on a wonderful medication which has gotten me so under control, it’s given me the opportunity to help and encourage others and cheer others up.”
She notes that a diabetes diagnosis isn't a death sentence, and that getting off medicine is entirely possible if you're willing to "help yourself." Deen is currently a spokesperson for the company that makes Victoza, a medication used to control blood sugar.
This past summer, Deen says her efforts paid off when she got a blood glucose reading of 98--below the low end of what doctors consider normal.
"I was so excited that I felt like I wanted to get up and click my heels," she said.
Deen is cutting out a lot of the sugar and saturated fat in her cooking, but she says she won't compromise on using margarine instead of butter, likening the former to "eating plastic."
“Type 2 diabetes can ravage your organs, as we all know, but it can also be controlled,” she said.
Source: Courier Post Online
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