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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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these people just need to give up on the show they arnt even funny but they thank they are and who are they to go into peopls lives and mees with them they have no life at all and almost all of them look like a bunch of ***gets and act like them to in one word they are all pathetic

1000 days ago


I am just surprised at all the people who have made such hateful remarks. It's not easy to totally change your diet and I doubt she eats this way everyday. Her health issues are not our business. She is not responsible for your diet! Have you not seen the portions most these TV chefs put on plates? The portions would easily serve two or more most of the time. Most of us know we can't eat that much and maintain your size and health.

1000 days ago


Her body, her choice.

1000 days ago


Now let's stop the privacy nonsense. She chose to go public and set herself up as a spokesperson on how to live with Type 2 diabetes. That's asking for public scrutiny. No sympathy here. Right now the only example she's giving is what NOT to do. Losing weight should be her first priority to get her diabetes under control. You don't do that with cheeseburgers and fries. I think some of the people commenting here are more defending their own habits than Paula, i.e. "if it's alright for her then it's alright for me." That's the very thing that makes her dangerous.

1000 days ago

Tigers Wood    

There go my insurance premiums getting higher, $550 mo for healthy 55 male at the right weight, I do not eat sugar, scant red meat monthly, no sodas at all, exercise, etc.
Now what PAULA is showing people that you can eat all you want, and if you get Diabetes, then just take a pill and the FUN back into eating without changing anything.
Now, what gets me mad about her, is that she and all her followers are going to get diseases from watching her and then all the healthy people are going to have to pay for them with our increased premiums or taxes for medicare when they reach their 60's.
Are the tax payers paying for PAULA's pills at $60...0 a month, so she can keep eating the way she always does????

1000 days ago


You guys are jerks for reporting this, really. Honestly, WTF is your problem? You have no idea if she's been working to get her blood sugar under control and is just blowing off a little steam. It's hard to make big life changes and they should be done gradually to ensure they're successful. And even if she wasn't trying at's HER LIFE. You're not the cheeseburger police. Holy crap.

1000 days ago


yeah...B4...We will get her off the freakin planet that much sooner...hahahahahahahahaha

suck it Paula!

1000 days ago


leave Paula Deen alone! It's her life!

1000 days ago


Paula Deens diabetes is no ones business but HERS. The media's making a big deal about what the way she cooks her foods, ok you substitute your ingredients if you want to cook one her dishes and you don't agree with way she prepare it. Theirs enough sugar free/substitutes, fat free, no salt low salt items to cook with. She cooks theses dishes & samples while we watch her program. Behind the scenes we don't have a 24-7 view of her life and how she lives it. I applaud you Paula, Live your life out Loud.

1000 days ago


How does the fact that Paula Dean eats burgers become newsworthy?!

1000 days ago


This is a free country, she can eat what she wants. She worked to make her money now she can spend it however she wants. How many of you haters eat all the perfect foods, work as hard as she has, or even take care of your bodies? Half of the haters are a bunch of sad fat people wishing they were eating such a tasty burger. Get off your high horses people, you are no better.

1000 days ago

Tigers Wood    

Make these fat people pay higher insurance premiums, and lower mine since I'm not fat & lazy like ya'll. Then she can eat however she wants !!
If those defending her are healthy and not obese, then you are paying more out of your pocket for her medicare bills.
The insurance companies need to create some type of health incentives for these fatties with diabetes and other diseases caused by overeating, smoking and being lazy.

1000 days ago


Is everyone just that stupid???? Really? Yes she can eat what ever the hell she wants, deep fried baby's from (insert 3rd world country) for all I care, but comon' SHE IS A PUBLIC FIGURE! A; she makes promotes bad health choices and profits from it. B; She is on a cruise doing just that C; Majority of type 2 in our country are poor obese inner city individuals who have low IQ's and don't fully understand how to regulate their blood sugar. D; She publicly announced her 'struggle' with the disease and milked sympathy for it! BE RESPONSIBLE! She is being an arrogant idiot, and anyone who gives her money is a fool. When she drops at a book signing I really don't want to hear the clammer of people saying 'oh, she was great' "it's so sad' 'she was so young' 'shame' 'yadda, yadda'

1000 days ago


Wow she needs to be careful and try to eat correctly.

1000 days ago


TMZ should have checked with an endocrinologist before writing this story........

1000 days ago
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