Jan 17, 2012 2:43 PM by Paul Kavanaugh
Queen of comfort cuisine Paula Deen confirmed to NBC's Al Roker Tuesday that she has type-2 diabetes.
In her first broadcast interview discussing the disease, Deen said she intentionally kept the diagnosis secret after discovering she had it during a routine physical three years ago. "I came home, I told my children, I told my husband, I said, ‘I'm gonna keep this close to my chest for the time being' because I had to figure out things in my own head," she told Roker on TODAY. Here's more.