January 17, 2010 Paula Deen announced she had Type 2 diabetes. The public did not understand how she kept it from them for three years or how she continued to make the same fatty foods. Then concern came over her being a Novo Nordisk spokesperson for diabetes medications.
Now Deen has gone from a size 18 to a size 10 after losing thirty pounds and appears on the cover of People Mazagine. A resident of Savannah, Georgia, Deen is happy with the weight loss, but admitts that she eats what she likes. The whole stick of butter she used to cook with is now half a stick of butter.