Our D-history:

My daughter, *Rosie, was five years old when she was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, with Type I Diabetes. We started out on MDI, but in October 2010 we switched to a pump. We also added a Dexcom CGM in May of 2011. In February 2014 we changed to the Medtronic Enlite system- a pump and CGM all in one.

*Rosie is not her real name... I let her pick her own pseudonym for the blog!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Resting and Reading up on Paula

While I'm resting up and dealing with my own health problems, I can't help but read up on Paula Deen.  Seriously... have you Googled her in the last few days?  Everyone with access to a computer seems to have something to say about her, and most of it is not flattering.

Ms Deen has always been one of my favorites on the cooking channel, and I have been watching with interest as all sides have weighed in on the issue of her announcing her Type II diagnosis.   Personally, I couldn't have said it better than Kerri @ Six Until Me, who reminds us, "If doughnuts end up on my plate, it's not because Paula Deen put them there and then crammed them into my mouth."    Amen! 

Paula Deen didn't make anyone eat her way, and last time I checked, her favorite ingredient-- butter-- didn't cause any type of diabetes.  She didn't announce her diagnosis when it happened, but so what?  Not everyone shares their diagnosis in real life, so why should a celebrity be any different?  Her health issues are her business.  Her recipes are something we can choose to eat or not- we certainly can't blame her for our own health choices. 

I hope that the media circus around this dies down quickly, so that we can all get back to the business of supporting one another in the diabetic community.


  1. Sorry you're still not feeling above the weather,Amy. Hope that changes soon! Great points on Paula, and I too think Kerri was one of the ones to say it best. Support is what the community is about, not judgment. Hopefully Paula will use her new celebrity D-status to do some good, and maybe this can be a lesson for the community too. Thanks for chiming in on this, and again hope you feel better soon!

  2. I didn't realize you were having so much "tummy" trouble and all those surgeries. I hope you're feeling better soon.

    And keep at that bible reading plan. I keep trying year after year too....maybe this will finally be the year I do it?

    I hope everyone gets over the Paula Deen thing too. It did make me happy to hear her say she had "Type 2" diabetes.....


Next to the doctor's office, I think some of the best diabetes tips I've ever gotten have come from discussions in the comment sections of diabetes blogs. :)