At the American Diabetes Association's Camp Triangle D in Ingleside, Ill., kids learn how to live a healthy life with diabetes. (Credit: CBS)

Summer Camp Teaches Kids How To Live With Diabetes

A summer camp in the far northern suburbs exposes kids to more than just fun and games, it’s also about learning to live a healthy life with diabetes.

CBS 2–07/25/2012

Tour De Cure Ride

The Tour De Cure For The American Diabetes Association

They rode for a cure–at the Tour De Cure at Wheaton Warrenville South High school on Sunday.


Tour De Cure

Join CBS 2 And Tour De Cure

CBS 2 is riding to raise money to find a cure for diabetes.


Nine-year-old Ellie Grimm (left) and 12-year-old Sam Parsons both diagnosed themselves with diabetes, after noticing they were suffering symptoms of the disease. (Credit: CBS)

Diabetes A Tricky Diagnosis For Children, But 2 Kids Did It Themselves

It is a difficult diagnosis for anyone to hear, but when a child is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, it is truly life-altering for the whole family.

CBS 2–05/23/2012

Diabetics Eating

Tips For Cooking For Diabetics

Cooking for diabetics doesn’t mean you have to change your favorite meals. It just means you have to make some changes, as CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez found out from British actor turned author Robin Ellis.



Are You At Risk For Diabetes?

CBS 2 talked with an expert to give you some insight on potential risk factors for diabetes.


A bottle of Coca-Cola, left, and Dr. Pepper are displayed in Palo Alto, Calif., Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. (Credit: AP)

Four Area Hospitals Ban Sugary Drinks

Do you know just one sugary drink a day can make you fat? Medical experts say they’re the biggest culprit when it comes to obesity.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012


Gaining Weight And Don’t Know Why? Maybe It’s Your Medication

You’re watching your diet and nothing is different, but suddenly you notice you’re gaining weight. As CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports, the problem could be the medications you’re taking.

CBS 2–04/10/2012

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Study Finds Autism Could Be Linked To Obesity During Pregnancy

A new study out today raises some serious concerns about unborn babies and the potential for autism.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

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Diabetes Alert: Take A Risk Test, Save Your Life

CHICAGO (CBS) — Would you take a minute to take a test, if it could save your life? That’s about all the time you need to determine if you are at-risk of developing type 2 […]


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Paula Deen Visits Chicago, Says She’ll Fight Harassment Allegations

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen is in Chicago for a cooking demonstration at the International Home + Housewares Show, as she faces a lawsuit for alleged sexual harassment.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

Diet soda can cause health complications, a new study says. (CBS)

Diet Soda May Cause Health Problems, Study Says

People often drink diet sodas to be healthier, but new research suggests some potential health dangers. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports a look at the risk and has some advice on what to do if you’re a fan of those drinks.


Paula Deen (Getty Images)

Walter’s Perspective: Paula Deen, Who Do You Think You’re Fooling?

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson has a beef with celebrity chef Paula Deen, who has generated controversy for concealing her diabetes while offering up high-calorie recipes.


Two of the runners in the 2010 Santa Speedo Run in Chicago (Photo by Mary Frances Bragiel/ WBBM)

200 Santas In Speedos Run For Diabetes Research

About 200 people clad in little more than bikinis, Speedos and running shoes ran from Division Street, down Rush Street and back up Michigan Avenue Saturday — all in the name of diabetes research.

WBBM Newsradio–12/04/2011

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Experts: Sitting All Day Is ‘Killing Us’

Many of us spend our day sitting down, but it’s one of the worst things you can do for your health. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports about a few simple changes that make a big difference fast.

CBS 2–11/02/2011

Obesity Generic 2

Illinois Ranked Fourth Worst State For Juvenile Obesity

The Land of Lincoln is becoming the land of the large.

WBBM Newsradio–07/07/2011

Teenagers in Humboldt Park are helping to plant community gardens to provide the neighborhood with fresh produce and fight diabetes. (Credit: CBS)

Humboldt Park Teens Grow Gardens To Fight Diabetes

When Chicago’s Humboldt Park community learned it had some of the highest rates of type 2 diabetes in the country, residents swung into action.

CBS 2–05/30/2011

Jay Cutler

Cutler To Headline Walk To Cure Diabetes

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will be back in his hometown of Santa Claus, Ind., next month, to raise money for a walk to cure diabetes.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

Lou Brock

Ex-Cub, Cardinal Lou Brock Talks About Diabetes

Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock is in the Chicago area Tuesday, visiting with patients at Advocate Christ Medical Center and talking about his battle with diabetes.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

Obesity Generic

Study: Chicago Area Loaded With Couch Potatoes

Mile-for-mile, the Chicago area is chock full of couch potatoes.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011