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Politan: It's not the butter, it's the carbs

  • HLN’s Vinnie Politan has been a type 1 diabetic for 10 years
  • Politan: 'There's not a real explanation about what diabetes is'

In the wake of Paula Deen’s announcement that she has type 2 diabetes, a lot of people have been talking about butter. But HLN’s Vinnie Politan, who has been a type 1 diabetic for a decade, says butter has nothing to do with it.

“Every time a story about diabetes makes its way onto the air, I get frustrated because I feel like there’s not a real explanation about what diabetes is, what we get it from, what impacts our blood sugar,” says Vinnie.

Check out the video above, where Vinnie breaks down the myths surrounding diabetes.

Watch Vinnie Politan on HLN's Prime News live weeknights at 6 p.m. ET and follow @VinniePolitan on Twitter

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