Yes Paula Deen has type 2 diabetes, and no, she didn't reveal that she had it and kept producing show with foods high in fat and cholesterol and sugar.
It is her disease to deal with and she has repeatedly said in the past that "she is the cook, not the cardiologist". Just because she is showing us how to make and entertain in the southern culinary style doesn't mean
it is her responsibility to indemnify our lifestyles.
She has also stated that she is working out on the treadmill and keeping the mantra of "moderation" in her shows and not telling people to eat a whole cake and deep fried chicken.
She has established a brand and signature with her style of cooking which has enabled her to build a small empire-from cookware, cookbooks and TV appearances with her show, which counts for producers, cameramen, grips,
writers etc. To change what she is doing or walk away entirely woul not be good for the people she employs or the people that have jobs balancing on the periphery of her success. Publishing companies, shipping and receiving, product development and design,
R&D-all would be affected.
I think we should lighten up on her, realize she is just a cook. We seem to take to much stock in the celebrity in our society and forget that they are just making a living too. We need to have personal responsibility,
a critical thinking mind, and some kind of common sense.
Maybe it is time to take a deep breath and remember it is just a cooking show.