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Paula Deen has allegedly been hiding diabetes diagnosis

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In the less-than-shocking news department, the National Enquirer reveals that matronly Southern cooking queen Paula Deen has been diagnosed with diabetes, but is hiding the news because she'll be ruined. Going blind and having extremeties lopped off isn't a much better deal, sweetie.

"When Paula was diagnosed with diabetes, I think she worried that if the secret got out it would make her look like a hypocrite," a family friend told the tabloid, noting the diagnosis was actually made several years ago. "Ironically, the very thing that made her rich and famous turned her into a poster child for what could happen if you follow in her footsteps!"

The Juice*, who is also diabetic, used to work down the street from her Savannah, Ga., restaurant, The Lady & Sons, long before they developed the Lady's Brunch Burger (a burger with bacon and fried egg served on a glazed donut). We're here to tell you, her fried chicken buffet fostered plenty of diabetes on its own. Please, Paula, for all that is decent, let all your fans know that you shouldn't eat that stuff every single day.

[Photo: tbt* files -- 2008]

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[Last modified: Monday, May 2, 2011 2:49pm]

    

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