American Diabetes Association Expo

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


Terry Martin, who has Type 2 diabetes, tests her blood sugar level. (Credit: CBS)

Diabetes Hits Especially Hard In Poor Black Communities

Dr. Monica Peek, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Chicago, said, “From the recent findings, the top 11 communities for diabetes death rates, 10 of those are African-American.”


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Program To Fight Diabetes On South Side Touted As Model

A program on Chicago’s South Side is being touted as a model for the nation in combating the high rate of diabetes in poor neighborhoods.


Diabetes patients can sign up to get text messages from their doctors with reminders about their diets, medications, and other important information. (Credit: CBS)

Text Messaging System Helps Diabetics Keep In Touch With Doctors

For diabetics, watching your diet, checking blood sugar levels, and taking medications requires a lot of focus and effort.

CBS 2–10/18/2012

Step Out Walk To Stop Diabetes (CBS 2)

Walk To Stop Diabetes At Soldier Field

Come walk with us at the Step Out walk on Saturday Oct. 20 at Soldier Field in Chicago, benefiting the American Diabetes Association.


CBS 2's Ed Curran talks lifestyle changes with Mary Kurtz.

Family And Friends Walk For Diabetes This Sunday

CBS 2’s Ed Curran caught up with two participants of the Walk To Stop Diabetes.

CBS 2–09/27/2012

Step Out Walk

Walk To Stop Diabetes

CBS 2 is hoping you will join our team to Stop Diabetes!


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.