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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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61.

Deep-Sigh    

being diabetic doesn't mean you can't eat burgers, TMZ is extremely ignorant and pushing their stupidity on the masses.

1003 days ago
62.

LEE    

First of all she maybe eating a Turkey Burger Diabetics have to eat as for the fries nothing wrong with them if they are baked yes she has money Big Fing Deal Rich and Poor People get sick daily no one knows her Meal Plan GET A LIFE!

1003 days ago
63.

stlgirl    

I can't believe the unbelievably cruel comments here. TMZ...that is a heartless, tasteless picture for you to paste about her. How embarrassing for you and for her. FYI peeps. Her diabetes can be controlled with a pill. She still needs to watch her diet but it won't hurt her now and then to eat a burger or candy or anything else. You have no idea what her diet is lateley and you go and post something like this. TMZ has no class.

1003 days ago
64.

dandilion    

With new diabetic 2 medications you can eat what you like in moderation.. as long as you wisely exercise and omit alcohol, stay away from both sugarless and sugar-sub products.. all sodas, bad fats, a pat of butter on toast is fine.. Bread and meat with veggies is okay.. even fries.. She might choose a better bun, thin packed with nutrition or do without it altogether. but other than that she can whip it and do without meds if she brings the weight down. Most important.. Physical Activity
Caloric Restriction, forget fat like bacon, lard and so on.. Mayo good, miracle whip bad..
Ketogenic diet (low calorie and/or low carbohydrate)
Adequate sleep and low stress lifestyle
Avoid alcohol, excess sugary treats and drinks with many carbs, forget sugar substitutes.. just use less sugar in your tea and coffee..

1003 days ago
65.

Daniel    

If everyone would worry about their own issues and not what Mrs. Paula was doing, this world would not be as ****ed up as it is right now.. Im so tired of seeing everyone judge everyone... I CANT WAIT FOR GOD TO PUT PEOPLE IN THEIR PLACE!!!

1003 days ago
66.

4-12    

How do you know its not a turkey burger???

1003 days ago
67.

Steven    

A diabetic needs to eat other food besides salad. Get your facts straight. Meals should be carb counted. you can have a hamburger and a few fries just not a whopping plate full. I have a relative that has it, never ate junk food, and jogged, worked out wasn't over weight. It happened to them quickly and they went from type 2 to type 1 with in a year.

1003 days ago
68.

Jeff Dranetz    

While, this won't be an answer to this latest picture, but she should start using Splenda in the kitchen instead of sugar.

1003 days ago
69.

msg    

The ignorance of TMZ and many of you is nothing less than stunning. Gossip sites like TMZ is one of the reasons our country is in such decline, family values are non-existant...people are dumbed down.

1003 days ago
70.

Hola!    

She reminds me of Arnold Swarzenegger in Total Recall dressed as the "2 weeks" character, only with darker hair.

1003 days ago
71.

Amber    

Even Diabetics can indulge in "bad" food every once in a while... One burger is not gonna make or break the illness!

1003 days ago
72.

Kel    

You can eat ALL foods in moderation. Even with diabetes. The food she cooks can be eaten in moderation as part of a healthy diet. Just like rich desserts can be eaten in moderation but not daily. Balance is the key.

1003 days ago
73.

Tigers Wood    

I wonder which Food TV star will announce Type 2,1, or 0 diabetes? Emeril, Guy, Molto Mario, Rachael Ray, Sonny Anderson, or Ina Garten. Fat Chefs.
“Fat Chef,” starting Thursday on the Food Network, follows a dozen kitchen masters as they struggle to shed a quarter of their body mass in just four months.

By the way you Paula lovers, I can't stand her Witches Gaggle or her nasty and obscene way when she eats something with lots of butter and sugar.

1003 days ago
74.

KK    

Really? I'll bet she took her insulin, knew what her sugars were and knew that burger and fries weren't going to screw up her levels. If you don't walk in her shoes, you really shouldn't judge.

1003 days ago
75.

erikistired    

being a type 2 diabetic doesn't mean you never eat anything but lettuce for the rest of your life. it's a balance, and if she's keeping her diabetes in check with the rest of her diet and medication, who cares if she eats a cheeseburger on vacation? life isn't over, you just have to be smarter overall with your choices.

who wants to eat only vegetables for the rest of your life? that would be miserable.

1003 days ago
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