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Paula Deen Expected to Reveal That She Has Diabetes?

Reports from several sources claim that popular chef and entrepreneur Paula Deen will soon announce that she has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a disease often linked to obesity. If the claims prove true, it looks like Paula’s career of hawking fatty, butter-lathered dishes will have finally caught up with her.

The 64-year-old chef faces rumors of potentially signing a multimillion dollar deal to become the new face of a Novartis drug used to help treat the disease, but a Novartis rep told CBSNews that they hadn’t signed a deal with her.

While Dean has maintained some sensual and tasty cooking shows and recipes in years past, her two sons who have become food television fixtures themselves, have found their way to a healthier lifestyle (they’ve both trimmed up since their earlier years on television). Her son Bobby Deen currently has a series entitled “Not My Mama’s Meals,” a show on the Cooking Channel that transforms his mother’s Southern comfort food into lighter and lean dishes without compromising all the taste.

Our thoughts go out to Paula Deen and her family, and here’s to many more years of deliciousness from the Deen camp.