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Study: Diabetes Could Affect Cognitive Abilities

People who suffer from long-term type 2 diabetes might also experience negative effects on their brain.


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Tour De Cure Raising Money To Fight Diabetes

Angela Brooks, a volunteer for the American Diabetes Association and captain for the Major Taylor Cycling Club of Chicago talks about the race.


Cyclists ride in the 2013 Chicagoland Tour De Cure, to raise money for a cure for diabetes. (Credit: CBS)

Tour De Cure Riders Raising Money For Diabetes Research

Thousands of people were getting on their bikes this weekend to help fight diabetes, including CBS 2’s Derrick Young, and George Spatz, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 40 years old.


Jermain Cullum Jr. (photo provided)

Teen’s Tragic Death Brought Hope To Three Medical Patients

Organ recipients expressed thanks Thursday to the parents of Jermaine Cullum Jr., 16, who passed away last year of a heart attack.


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Advisory Panel Endorses Use Of Medical Pot To Treat PTSD, Not Diabetes

An advisory board is recommending a few more illnesses that should be allowed to be treated with medical marijuana, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.



CBS 2 Joins Forces With ADA At Annual Diabetes Expo

CBS 2’s anchors and reporters were out in force to support the American Diabetes Association over the weekend.



Eating Fruits, Veggies: What Is Considered Typical?

Americans need to do a much better job of eating fruits and vegetables, but what does a typical person consume in a day?



Take The ADA Diabetes Risk Assessment

Are you at risk? You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Find out if you’re at risk by answering some quick online questions…

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Alexys Fleming works on one of her popular YouTube videos. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Alexys Fleming, Champion For Diabetes Research

Alexys Fleming is a social media phenomenon and a talented artist. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.



Donate To Stop Diabetes!

CBS Chicago is partnering with the American Diabetes Association to raise money for diabetes research.


Nolan McClelland and Pete Stadalsky are taking a 1,000-mile canoe trip to raise money for diabetes research. Both their fathers have Type 1 diabetes. (Credit: Paddle To Cure Diabetes)

Suburban Duo Paddling 1,000 Miles For Diabetes Research

Two young men from the suburbs have embarked on a 1,000-mile canoe trip from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico, to benefit diabetes research.


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Expo Raises Awareness Of Diabetes

Would you know the symptoms of diabetes? Knowledge could mean the difference between life and death. The search for answers brought thousands of people to McCormick place Saturday.


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2014 American Diabetes Association Expo

Visit the American Diabetes Association EXPO/Chicago and Join the Millions℠ in the fight to Stop Diabetes®.


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Elderly Blue Island Man Dies Of Hypothermia

An 80-year-old man from south suburban Blue Island who had dementia died of hypothermia Monday night after leaving his house, authorities said.


Jeff Santo at Montrose Harbor for the Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Thousands Take Part In Ron Santo Diabetes Walk

Organizers of this year’s “Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes” say 7,000 people turned out on Chicago’s lakefront Sunday.


Katariena Leazer, a teen with diabetes, copes better with a school that is understanding. (CBS)

Teen Thrives At Diabetic-Friendly School

CBS 2’s Rob Johnson talks with one family that fought for years so that their daughter could take care of her diabetes and stay in the classroom.


CBS 2 Is Stepping Out For Diabetes On Sept. 28 & 29

Some of your favorite CBS 2 meteorologists, reporters, and anchors will be stepping out for Diabetes this weekend, at two walks to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.



CBS 2 Promotes Healthy Eating With ADA!

Check out Mary Kay Kleist and Kris Gutierrez at the Farmers Market on Daley Plaza. They are out there to promote healthy eating along with the folks from the American Diabetes Association!


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Some Schools Breaking Medical Law Protecting Young Diabetics

Three years ago, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation requiring schools to always have someone in the buildings trained to care for a child with diabetes. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


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The 2013 Tour De Cure

Details on the 2013 Tour De Cure on June 9 to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.