POSTED: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:57pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 10:33am
new york — Celebrity chef and Food Network star Paula Deen has revealed she has type 2 diabetes.
Deen told NBC's "Today" show this morning that she was diagnosed with disease three years ago.
Deen is teaming with drugmaker Novo Nordisk to launch a program that aims to help people live with Type 2 diabetes and promote a Novo diabetes drug.
The program is called Diabetes in a New Light and offers tips on food preparation, stress management and working with doctors on a treatment plan. Recipes and tips can be found at www.Diabetesinanewlight.com .
Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes. In Type 2 diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin or does not use it efficiently, allowing excess sugar, or glucose, to accumulate in the blood.