Paula Celebrates National Diabetes Awareness Month

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By Paula Deen


My life changed dramatically this past year when I announced to the world that I have Type 2 diabetes.  But really, my life changed long before that when my doctors first gave me the terrifying news.  It was at that moment that I was faced with a choice to make some important changes, or risk leavin’ this wonderful life far too soon.  Y’all, the choice was easy—and it turns out the changes haven’t been as hard as I imagined because I’ve been taking it at a turtle’s pace: slow and steady.

It’s paid off.  I’ve rearranged my plate, makin’ more room for the foods that are good for me.  I still treat myself to the occasional “comfort food” I grew up with, but more often than not, I enjoy a big salad for dinner and chase it down with a leisurely walk.  I plan ahead and make sure my kitchen is always stocked with fresh-picked fruits and vegetables that are within reach.  I’m not moving mountains or partin’ seas, but these moderate changes to my life have made such a positive difference on my health, my waistline and my spirit.

And I hope you’ll make them, too.  If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel isolated and alone.  I know I sure did.  But I’m here to tell you that you aren’t alone.  Over 25 million Americans are living with this disease.  And I’m here to help.  To celebrate National Diabetes Awareness Month, I’m going to be posting daily tips and facts to my Twitter and Facebook so that we can fight this disease together.

 

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love the table paula would look good on my new patio. so glad you are back. I hope to get there to see you in person one day.i will start tomorrow to find the patern form the tablecloth.
Gladys Rainesl in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm

I just want to say this I don't even know if is the right page all I ever wanted to say to Paula Deen welcome back I have missed you. You are my favorite home down girls keep your head up and hang on and feel the love. P.S. from a woman of color.
in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I just love love love the table and flowers and am so glad that I can still access all of Paula's recipes, her family life, Bobby's lighter versions and Brandon's beautiful work. Truly thankful to see such beautiful tablescapes. You guys are my heros.
Patricia in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 9:14 am