Paula Deen chomps down on a cheeseburger and fries while on a seven-day Caribbean cruise for her annual Party at Sea vacation that she hosted for 400 fans. (Courtesy of

Type 2 Diabetic Paula Deen Caught Eating Cheeseburger and Fries


This Monday, while on a seven-day Caribbean cruise, celebrity chef Paula Deen was caught chowing down on a cheeseburger and fries. The star of the Food Network show Paula’s Home Cooking was hosting her annual Party at Sea vacation for 400 fans, reported TMZ.

Last week, the 65-year-old chef announced on the Today Show that she has type 2 diabetes and has known for three years. Deen's announcement was timed with a plug for her new role as the paid spokeswoman for the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk and the launch of her new website “Diabetes in a New Light” in partnership with the drug company.

Deen also took the opportunity to promote her son Bobby Deen's new show on the Cooking Channel Not My Mama’s Meals, in which he offers healthier recipes for his mother’s famous, indulgent southern cuisine.

Deen has claimed she eats healthy food when not cooking butter-heavy chicken pot pies and burgers sandwiched between doughnuts on her TV show. “You know, people see me on TV two to three times a day, and they see me cooking all these wonderfully southern, fattening dishes, and that’s only 30 days out of 365. It’s for entertainment. People have to be responsible.”

Deen's cruise ship departed Miami on Saturday, and will make stops in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.

Related: "Paula Deen Announces She Has Type 2 Diabetes, Cooking Not to Blame."

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Submitted by ppmickey on
I think this was an article and photos of Paula Deen that shouldn't have made this site or any other. So she was caught eating cheeseburger and what?! I also have Type 2 Diabetes and usually eat a skinless, boned chicken breast on a bun, but I've been known to break down and eat french fries and a cheeseburger on occasion as well. I don't make a habit of it, but I'm sure Paula Deen doesn't either. Paying such close attention to what she is eating, when she probably eats in a more healthy way when alone or with her family. I'd say lay off Paula Deen when she's in public. This is a cheap shot at her in my estimation.