The Doctors TV Show Rips Paula Deen

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Here's the picture of Deen shown on this morning's The Doctors.


First thing on this morning's episode of the CBS show The Doctors, the panel lit into Paula Deen. They first criticized her for knowing she had diabetes three years ago and still promoting unhealthy meals on TV, noting "80 percent of type 2 diabetes is attributable to lifestyle choices." It doesn't really matter that she repeatedly said, "I'm your cook, not your doctor," according to Dr. Travis Stork (the emergency-room specialist).


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The panel expressed incredulity at Deen's behavior, especially her crass endorsement of diabetes medicines.


Dr. Lisa Masterson (the ob-gyn) chimed in, "What I am really disturbed by is she's signed on to be a spokesman for diabetes medicine." Addressing the portly chef by looking into the camera, she continued, "Paula Deen, you're an amazing cook, you should not be hawking medicines."

Dr. Stork chimed in, noting that the best results are achieved by dietary changes, not by medicines, "We try to treat diabetes with pills. ... I see amputations all the time. A pill is not the answer."

Dr. Masterson: "The best thing she could do is use this to turn around her lifestyle and use her platform to teach America."

They then showed Deen's iconic bacon burger with two Krispy Kremes instead of buns, and suggested she should replace the donuts with whole-wheat buns.

Dr. Masterson finished up the segment by saying, "Paula, wake up and smell the bacon."


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The offending burger


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Cjthbrfcb
Cjthbrfcb

It does not matter what Paula Deen is cooking.it is her choice, your choice is to eat it or not. She is not force feeding anyone. We as a nation need to stop finding excuses and placing the blame on everyone else for the choices we make as individuals.

guest
guest

I think the comments where overdone. If Paula had only cooked the kind of food the Dr's where leaning toward she would not have had the success she has had. People want to eat many of the down-home-style types of food she makes because they are tasty and they enjoy watching them being prepared. I don't think butter and many of the "non-processed" ingredients are the                                                                                                                                             diabetes culprit and no one has to eat the sweet treats she make all the time. I am supposing the Dr's eat only healthy foods at all times. Their remarks and how they were presented hasput a damper on the show for me. Could have been done more tastefully. I think Paula could have talked about her problem sooner but I am sure they have been trying to figure out how to let it out without hurting her image. Dr's, shame on you.

Rebecca
Rebecca

I watch The Doctors and appreciate their information on many topics; however, I thought the Paula Deen bashing was too much.  I think it is hypocritical of them to bash her for getting perks for mentioning which medications she takes; and yet, they did not bash doctors who get extremely extravagant vacations from drug companies for writing large numbers of prescriptions for their drugs.  Many doctors get huge perks from their happy prescription writing.  Also, give us credit.  We are not going to eat unhealthy just because Paula Deen showed us a recipe.  We know that many of her recipes are for special occasions and not for everyday living.  For the first time in watching The Doctors, I was disgusted.  Paula Deen's food is not disgusting; your bashing is disgusting.  I have diabetes.  It is a very difficult disease to wrap your head around.  I know!  I am a diabetic.  I thank God I did not have a TV show so that I could along with my diabetes get a public bashing.

Jeffry_K_Washington
Jeffry_K_Washington

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Peghc
Peghc

I agree with @Belrikus.  Better for Paula to ditch the wheat part of the sandwich and just eat the bacon.  Except I'd be willing to bet the Glycemic index of a whole wheat bun is actually higher than the Krispy Kreme--the latter has a load of fat in it that will slow down the entry of sugar into the blood stream. Both eventually do become glucose in the blood, however, and so are things a diabetic shoudl avoid--something these doctors ought to be telling their audience.

Cheriena
Cheriena

 I love Paula and her show, but Paula Deen is a public figure, she has a responsibility as a role model to society, so she does have a social obligation, as does anyone in the public eye. Just think of the change we could see in the way people think about food and their health if Paula turned this into a positive thing and showed her fans what being healthy is, and what it is not. Millions of people would be paying attention now! Obviously it is for her to decide how she will handle this, but you can't deny that she influences the public.

Also the Doctors are not playing "disciplinarian", they are using their social obligation for good. They have a responsibility as doctors and as public figures to address current issues having to do with health and giving people beneficial information.

Rprobowler
Rprobowler

ifpeople are not smart enough to know that paula deens cooking is unhealthy and not be eaten on a regular basis then something is wrong with our countries intelligance.

Belrikus
Belrikus

Whole wheat bun or Krispy Kremes... doesn't matter as they will amount to the same thing in the blood: sugar.  I'd be willing to wager that the whole wheat bun's glycemic index is roughly the same as or perhaps slightly lower than the Krispy Kreme's.  So the "Doctors" should get their own information straight before trying to straighten out others. 

Robemillner
Robemillner

I think "The Doctors" should stop playing disciplenarian and go back to pandering helpful information.  Paula Deen has a right to do whatever she wants.  I'm sick of people telling other people what they should do as their obligation to society. 

If this were happening to me, I would start looking into potential lawsuits against these people. 

Ody2004
Ody2004

I agree with you on this, they over did it &  we know that her cooking is to eat on special occasions not daily. She has a cooking show not triggered towards a healthy lifestyle, I think we are aware of that.

Cmoon0119
Cmoon0119

I agree that the bashing seemed overboard, but on the plus side, it caused more dialogue about Type 2 diabetes than it might've otherwise. Unfortunately, Paula can only have one platform. She can't promote diabetes drugs, which advocate 'in conjunction with a healthy diet' and then entice viewers with sugary, saturated fat laden, white flour fare.

Belrikus
Belrikus

Except their information isn't all that beneficial.  Like so many others, they will blame butter and bacon for Paula Deen's diabetes rather than the real culprits: sugar and flour.  While I admire their stance that Paula shouldn't be another celebrity shrill for yet another "miracle" drug, they still are placing the blame for her condition on all of the wrong things.  The problem isn't fat, it's excessive carbohydrates causing spikes in blood sugar.

It amazes me still that people will believe otherwise simply because someone in a white coat says it.  Type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance resulting from excessive glucose levels in the blood.  Fat doesn't affect blood sugar... carbohydrates do.

JUDY
JUDY

ILOVE THE DOCTORS THEY HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND THEY ARE GOING TO MENSION WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT !  THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THEM GIVING THERE OPINION BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT !!!!    THEY DONT DOG PEOPLE AT ALL THIS DOES HAVE TO DO WITH WHAT THEY ARE ABOUT HEALTH !! 

Kevin 1028
Kevin 1028

She knew she was unhealthy and chose to ignore it. If that is her prerogative, then let her live her life in the means she wants. If she wants to be an advocate, let her. If you have a problem with her lifestyle then don't watch her show

Beblue72
Beblue72

Get a clue, bacon and all of those processed foods and lifestyles is what killing people. She has a platform as a celebrity chef and she's been hiding the fat that her cooking is killing her. And now she has the nerve to push the pills just so she can rake in more money. This woman is shameless and stop coddling her!

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