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Does Paula Deen have diabetes?

January 13, 2012 |  3:55 pm


Looks like TV chef and butter champion Paula Deen may soon reveal she has Type 2 diabetes. According to Jeannine Stein at L.A. Times Booster Shots blog:

The Internet is buzzing with rumors that TV chef Paula Deen, queen of the deep fryer, could soon reveal to the world that she has Type 2 diabetes.

The Daily reports that Deen, known for fat-laden dishes such as deep-fried, bacon-wrapped macaroni and cheese, is on the cusp of spilling the refried beans about her condition. Last year, the National Enquirer wrote that Deen had the condition, and the Daily is also reporting that the TV star has inked a deal with a pharmaceutical company to endorse a diabetes drug.

Bobby Deen, Paula Deen's youngest son, recently premiered his own show on the Cooking Channel called "Not My Mama's Recipes." Paula is a frequent guest star on the show, where in each episode, Bobby takes one of his mother's calorie-laden dishes and revamps the recipe to make it lighter.

Photo: Popular chef and TV personality Paula Deen may reveal she has Type 2 diabetes. (Henrietta Wildsmith / Associated Press)