Paula Deen Announces Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis and Partners Up with Novo Nordisk

After days of rumors regarding Paula Deen’s diabetes diagnosis, the woman dubbed the Queen of Southern Cuisine has announced that she and her sons have partnered up with Novo Nordisk to launch Diabetes in a New Light™, a national initiative to help adults find simple ways to manage everyday challenges associated with type 2 diabetes. As part of the launch Paula Deen is sharing sharing her personal diabetes story for the first time including the fact that she is being treated with Novo Nordisk’s type 2 diabetes drug Victoza. 
Paula Deen and sonsDiabetes in a New Light™ was developed to help the millions of Americans living with type 2 diabetes tackle some of the most common challenges associated with diabetes management. Resources will include how to prepare diabetes-friendly food without compromising taste, incorporating physical activity into everyday life, managing stress and working with your doctor to find a treatment plan that works for you. Through the program, the Paula Deen and her sons, Bobby and Jamie Deen, are creating modified, diabetes-friendly versions of their favorite recipes and appearing at diabetes cooking events across the country. 
People can visit the program’s website,, to learn more about Paula’s story, get diabetes-friendly recipes, as well as tips and information about type 2 diabetes management.
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