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SHOCKING Paula Deen Has Diabetes: Report John M. Heller / Getty Images

Paula Deen Has Diabetes: Report

Apparently The National Enquirer had the scoop last April when it reported that Food Network star Paula Deen has type 2 diabetes, which is often triggered by fatty foods and obesity. Now The Daily is confirming the report, claiming that Deen is about to come clean about her condition, having worked out a deal to be the spokeswoman for the drug she takes to keep her blood sugar in check. This will make it slightly more difficult for the chef to endorse her Krispie Kream Bread Pudding, Twinkie Pie, and other recipes for a heart attack. Deen has come under fire for the high amounts of fat, salt, and sugar in her dishes. Last August, No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain called Deen "the worst, most dangerous person to America" who should "think twice before telling an already obese nation that it's OK to eat food that is killing us." Another hint that Deen will have to make some changes to her menu: her son, Bobby, began a show on the Cooking Channel this month called Not My Mama's Meals, which features healthier versions of his mother’s recipes.

January 13, 2012 11:27 AM