Paula Deen never said she was teaching us how to cook healthy food. But when she announced she’s had Type 2 diabetes for three years, all the while instructing America on the virtues of butter, critics couldn’t resist calling her a hypocrite. But does poor eating lead to Type 2 diabetes, or is it all in the genes?
In the United States, there are more than 25 million diabetics. So, the chance to keep more people from having to depend on insulin for the rest of their lives is worth trying — especially for children.
Chad spoke with a local diabetes specialist about a study that says that in the next decade, half of all Americans will have diabetes or prediabetes.
Obesity is a main reason type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, is on the increase.