South Side Diabetes Project Changing Nutritional Norms

South Side Diabetes Project Grocery Store Tour

By Anna Boisseau Passersby at an Auburn Gresham Save-a-Lot sport a mixture of confusion and annoyance as they squeeze past the small gathering of 10, who are listening to Mary Lucy, a dietetic technician, speak about the appropriate daily portion size for servings of fruit. “Bananas have a lot of sugar, right?” asks Gregory Thompson, […]

Hospitalization due to diabetes on the rise on South and West sides


By Talia Beechick Hospitalization due to diabetes is on the rise on Chicago’s South and West sides, according to newly released data from the Chicago Public Health Department. Altgeld Gardens and Hegewisch saw the highest increase, with only 20 hospitalizations due to diabetes in 2000, and 139 by 2011, according to the data, the most […]