All the fuss the media are making out of Paula Deen developing Type 2 diabetes is ridiculous. She is aging, she is bound to start developing some health problems eventually and they are just making a bigger deal out of it than it needs to be.
Yes, she has a cooking show and enjoys cooking food the old fashioned way. A lot people in America have type 2 diabetes. But, all the media picking at how she cooks and her getting diabetes is a little over the top. A lot of people have bad eating habits, she's not the first and she won't be the last. We are all not perfect. I say just let her deal with it and make the best of it. Maybe she will start running cooking shows on how to cook the same dishes with healthier options.
I just couldn't imagine finding out you have health problems, then have all these people tell you it's your own fault because of the way you cook. Yes, I am sure she already knows that and it is up to her doctor and nutritionist to discuss her eating habits with her. She hid her health issues, because she was afraid it would hurt her career and the media is just going to push that along.