When it first came out that Paula Deen was a Type 2 Diabetic and everyone was bashing her about how she ate...I was really ticked...then I thought OK Paula will turn this around as soon as she get her mind wrapped around it. She has and this is one of the promotions to make people aware of Type 2 Diabetes. Yes, it is sponsored by a company and yes I am sure she is receiving payment for doing it, BUT come on...we would all do the same thing if we had the connections and fame she does...it is that old saying...walk a mile in my shoes...or ye who cast the first stone...I love Paula Deen and she and I are Type 2 Diabetics.
|My sister-in-law and my husband at Paula Deen Restaurant in Tunica, Mississippi|
|Bubba (Paula's brother), Michael (her husband), Paula, and Michael's brother on stage in Tunica, MS.|
This photo was pre-diabetic announcement...
Win a trip to Savannah as Paula’s special guest!
The top prize in Paula’s Seeing Diabetes in a New Light® contest is a trip to Savannah, GA, for you and a loved one (May 17-20, 2013). You’ll spend time with Paula and her family and share a delicious and healthy meal. You’ll also have the chance to attend the Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference, and get a one-on-one personal session with a diabetes expert.
The contest is open to people with type 2 diabetes or their loved one*. It’s all about your personal experience. Once the contest has closed, Paula and her sons will review the entries and pick their favorites—if yours is chosen, you win!
These are part of the contest rules...go to the web site to see all of the official rules...
SEEING DIABETES IN A NEW LIGHT® CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Internet Access and Valid Email Account Necessary for Participation
Contest Period: Seeing Diabetes in a New Light® Contest (the "Contest") begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on February 21, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 14, 2013 (the "Contest Period"). The Contest computer is the official timekeeping device for the Contest.
How To Enter: During the Contest Period, visit www.DiabetesinaNewLight.com (the "Site") and click where indicated. Follow the directions to complete all required information, including submitting a 200-word or less essay about the positive steps you are taking to manage your diabetes (or the positive steps a loved one is taking to manage their diabetes) to receive one (1) entry for your region (see section 3 for more information regarding regions). The essay will be used for judging purposes. All material submitted in connection with this Contest shall be referred to herein as the "Entry"; the person submitting the Entry shall be referred to herein as the "Entrant". Entry must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 14, 2013. Limit one (1) Entry per person/email address.
The Entry must: 1) be complete, in English, to be eligible; 2) be the property of the Entrant; 3) not have been submitted in any other competition or previously published or won any awards. While it is understood that health plays an important role in everyday life,
due to regulatory guidelines, Entries containing references to health issues (even if the reference to health is not related to Novo Nordisk ("Sponsor") products) are subject to multiple reviews by Don Jagoda Associates, Inc. ("Administrator")/Sponsor, and may be disqualified. Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable or does not otherwise comply with regulatory guidelines, in Sponsor’s sole discretion will be disqualified. Entrants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize the Entry from any source. Any Entry that is, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, includes reference to use of any medication or therapy (including but, not limited to, Sponsor’s products), or is otherwise objectionable, contains any content that is illegal, dangerous or unsuitable for advertising, or otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but, not limited to, rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity will not be considered and may disqualify the Entrant. Any Entry not in compliance with the above and that does not meet the Site requirements will be disqualified. Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor's image and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or proprietary rights. All Entries submitted become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by Entrants’ online service will apply if entering online. Modifying, enhancing or altering a third party's pre-existing work does not qualify as an original work. No information regarding Entries or judging, other than as otherwise set forth in the Official Rules will be disclosed.