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Paula Deen

Screw Diabetes ...

I'm Eating a BURGER!!!

1/26/2012 6:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Paula Deen cruising through her hamburgerType 2 diabetic Paula Deen is unfazed by her life-threatening disease -- practically unhinging her jaw this week on a Caribbean cruise ... to take a heart-stopping bite out of a cheeseburger.

The picture was snapped Monday on board a Celebrity cruise ship -- where the 65-year-old is currently tempting fate, hosting her annual "Party-at-Sea" vacation for 400 devoted followers. It's hard to see, but there are also fries on her plate.

The cruise left Miami on Saturday -- and it's set to visit Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten on the 7-day calorie-filled round trip.

So far, it's unclear if they serve salads.



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Maybe if she laid off the crappy food and exercised she would probably be able to lose quite a bit of weight and not be a diabetic anymore since type 2 diabetes is reversible. Maybe she's one of those non compliant diabetics who thinks it's okay to eat junky because she can always get her blood sugar down with insulin and medications. When in fact that method is doing more harm than good to her body. I'm a nurse and I see this all the time, doesn't phase me one bit that she doesn't care about her well being. To all those people saying she eats healthy other times and splurges every once in awhile, that is a bunch of BS!! Just look at her obese body, she definitely is not a healthy eater most times.

938 days ago


Before the news broke she was on Dr Oz saying she knows she eats unhealthy but she'd rather take a pill than change her ways. Sure she's lived to 65, but she's killing herself doing it. Her grandchildren will surely love hearing that the reason grandma didn't make it to their weddings was that she prefers burgers to them. She also smokes 3 packs a day btw.

938 days ago


Thats low to do this and show a close up of her even for you guys! I have diabetes and i can eat a burger and fries if i want to and its in my plan! Nothing anywhere says you can't eat a cheese burger and fries it says not to eat 3 burgers and a plate of fries. I dont use sugar anymore and i dont drink soda but i can have some if i want it!

938 days ago


One day she'll have a massive stroke. Don't doubt it one bit. I see it all the time and it's really unfortunate that people think they can go about eating whatever they want. If you want to live a long life, being independent, than watch your health.

938 days ago


Proof that the people at TMZ are as clueless, dumb, and annoying as they look. Since when is it a crime for anyone with diabetes to eat a freaking cheeseburger or anything else they want while keeping tabs on their blood sugar levels. This is the dumbest story in the history of this trash site.

938 days ago



#1 - Looks like a like of SALAD on that burger to me.
#2 - Diabetics CAN have burgers and fries - DUH - educate yourself BEFORE you "squeal" on somebody!!!
#3 - Leave her alone - it's her life, body, etc.


938 days ago


Enjoy life! Why be so paranoid about food, so you can have two more years to live in a nursing home? Just watch the portion sizes and avoid places like Buca di Beppo (see the banner ad on the top of the page?)

938 days ago


Being a diabetic and watching what you eat can be very aggrvateing watching size and porion control.But Paula being well known chef/cook in the public eye should really know better than to eat a burger like that.

938 days ago


Yes people are pissed at her for not saying anything, but more pissed that she has a money deal for medication. I get that. However, it is complicated being a diabetic, lots of rules and restrictions, but sorry kids, burgers not so bad. An entire cheesecake.. well, that's another story.

938 days ago


I've had type 1 diabetes for the last 26 years, i have good control and eat whatever the hell i want. People need to mind their own business especially about things they no nothing about

938 days ago


i did't know having diabetes means your not allowed to eat hamburgers? You just need to watch what you put on it & the size of your food portion.I have been a diabetic for 13 years never heard you shouldn't eat hamburgers but in this case well known chef/cook or not i'm sure she(paula) was eating at a fast food chain.

938 days ago


it's all in moderation, she knows what she is doing and knows her body. just leave her alone. I also have diabetes, just live your life and she will live hers. You go Paula

938 days ago


Stupid fat cunyt

938 days ago

Cassidy Johnson    

Paula Deen eats a cheesburger. Thanks, TMZ, my day is now complete.

938 days ago

nay nay    

Follow the money! If they taught her how to eat right, she wouldn't be on her medications and would have nothing to sell.

938 days ago
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