Last year I featured an awesome post by Caroline Jhingory called Have You Ever Dated a Former Fat Girl? that listed her 10 Rules for Dating a Former Fat Girl. While reading over her blog recently I came across her article about Paula Deen. As most of you already know, Paula Deen is taking a lot of heat over promoting some very unhealthy food that can lead to diabetes. Well she has finally announced that she has diabetes, simultaneously announcing herself as spokeswoman for a diabetes drug.
Yes that’s right.
Food Network chef Paula Deen announced on the TODAY Show this morning that she has type 2 diabetes. She also announced her partnership with drug company Novo Nordisk, the manufacturers of the anti-diabetes drug Victoza which is referenced in every single article written about Deen’s diabetes.
Deen told Al Roker that she’s known of the diagnosis for 3 years. And today she launched the new sponsored “Diabetes in a New Light” program with Novo Nordisk.
No Reservations host and Top Chef judge Anthony Bourdain had this to say about her announcement, “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.”
Also, the Victoza Drug Additional Important Safety Information Page states:
”During the drug testing process, the medicine in Victoza® caused rats and mice to develop tumors of the thyroid gland. Some of these tumors were cancers. It is not known if Victoza® will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid cancer in people. If medullary thyroid cancer occurs, it may lead to death if not detected and treated early. If you develop tumors or cancer of the thyroid, your thyroid may have to be surgically removed.”
Sources: Eater.com and http://www.victoza.com/learn/usage-guidelines.aspx
From bacon and butter to tumors…choose your weapon Paula Deen. See the full TODAY Show interview below:
Wow! Paula Deen got famous because of her unhealthy food. She more than likely got diabetes because of it as well. Now she’s found a way to capitalize on it as a “drug dealer” for what sounds like a potentially dangerous diabetes drug. What’s next Paula?