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Deen not apologizing for late diabetes revelation

January 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Celebrity chef Paula Deen says she will be making no apologies for waiting three years to inform her fans and viewers that she has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Deen, who will turn 65 Thursday, said she kept her diagnosis private as she and her family figured out what to do, presumably about her health and a career built solidly on southern cooking.

Her repertoire of recipes includes deep-fried cheesecake covered in chocolate and powdered sugar and a quiche that calls for a pound of bacon.

Deen said she will not change her cooking, but she may practice some more moderation in her own cooking.