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Nightly News   |  January 17, 2012

Paula Deen’s diabetes diagnosis

The butter-loving celebrity chef revealed that she has Type II diabetes during a Today Show appearance on Tuesday. She said she was first diagnosed three years ago, and does not plan to change how she cooks. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a major figure in the food business, the slepty chef paula dean , the so-called queen of southern cook, much of it not so good for you came to "the today" show for you this morning and disclosed she has a health condition that some 25 million other americans also have. three years ago, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes .

>> are you going to change the way you cook and the way you eat?

>> i always encouraged moderation. on my show i share with you all these yummy, fattening recipes, but i tell people in moderation. in moderation.

>> dean also confirmed reports she's a paid spokesperson for a diabetes medication. as part of her campaign, she and her sons have devised lighter versions of some of her recipes and about those hub capped-sized portions she's famous for serving up, we presume the advice will be to go slow and eat everything, as you heard, in moderation.