As news of PAULA DEEN’s diabetes goes viral, The ENQUIRER first broke the news in an bombshell exclusive back in May!
As Paula comes out of the fatty foods closet by partnering with a drug company today, The ENQUIRER FIRST revealed online and in print May 2, 2011 that Paula was battling the deadly disease
Insiders told The ENQUIRER that the silver-haired, plus-size cook – who’s parlayed her flair for rich Southern cooking into a business empire – was diagnosed with diabetes.
Despite her condition, Paula continued to tout butter-rich recipes with high-fat ingredients that experts say can lead to diabetes – even though sources say she’s under doctors’ orders to steer clear of those foods.
Paula, 64, was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, says a family friend, but continued to plug artery-clogging dishes like “Lady’s Brunch Burger” – a hamburger topped with bacon and a fried egg and served on a glazed donut.
When The ENQUIRER called Paula to ask about her condition, her publicist refused to comment. Experts blasted her for covering up her condition.
But now Deen’s reportedly inked a multi-million dollar deal with pharmaceutical company Novartis to endorse the diabetes drug she’s taking.
Old news to ENQUIRER readers in the know …TOLD YA SO!