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Paula Deen Confirms She Has Diabetes, Plus 25 Reasons Why We're Not Surprised

This morning, Paula Deen sat down with the "Today Show" to address the claim that she has diabetes. Deen says she was diagnosed over three years ago but waited until today to say anything because she "had to figure things out in my own head." "I've always encouraged moderation," she continued, and remains hopeful: "I'm here today to let the world know, it is not a death sentence."

A "death sentence" it is not, but not why take a look at how the Queen of Southern cooking got here today, anyway, by admiring some of her most deep-fried, high-calorie creations?

1. The Krispy Kreme Burger / Via Flickr: dandireyes

Also known as "The Lady's Brunch Burger"

2. Three Meat Pasta

3. Southern Fried Chicken

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Served at Paula Deen's Lady & Son's Restaurant

4. Cheeseburger Meatloaf And Sauce

5. Deep-Fried Lasagana

6. Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding

7. Cheddar Biscuit and Hoecake

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From Paula Deen's Lady & Sons Restaurant

8. Deep Fried Cranberry Sauce Fritters

9. Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese

10. Fried Green Tomatoes

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From Paula Deen's Lady & Sons Restaurant

11. Bacon-Wrapped Artichoke Hearts

12. Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Corn

13. Ultimate Fantasy Deep-Fried Cheesecake

14. Bacon-Wrapped Breadsticks

15. Baked Potato Soup

16. Apple And Bacon Brunch Pancakes

17. The Monte Cristo

18. Shrimp And Crab Au Gratin

19. Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding

20. Deep-Fried Bagel Sandwich

21. Deep Fried Stuffing On A Stick

22. Savannah Sloppy Joes

23. The "Is it Really Better Than Sex?" Cake

24. Beefy Macaroni & Cheese

25. Paula's Fried Butter Balls