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Living Well with Diabetes Seminar: Diabetes and Exercise

Mar 25, 9:30am

University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center

Diabetes and Exercise: How to Get Moving and Feel Good! Exercise is beneficial for everyone, especially individuals with diabetes. But you don't have to run a marathon or log hours at the gym to experience the benefits! Join us to learn more about diabetes and exercise including tips and tricks for incorporating more activity into your routine, how to eat to fuel an active lifestyle, and more! And make sure to dress comfortably and lace up your sneakers for a fun, all abilities Zumba class to end the morning. FREE registration includes coffee, LUNCH buffet, goodie bag and voucher for free parking Date: 25 March 2017 Time: 9:30a - 12:30pm Location: University of Chicago Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, 900 E 57th Street, 1st Floor Lobby, Chicago IL 60637 Questions? Email diabetes@uchospitals.edu or call 773.702.2371 and select option 5 to leave a message.

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Kovler for Kids Goes Rock Climbing!

Mar 11, 3:00pm

Evanston Athletic Club

Join the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center for a fun rock climbing adventure for the whole family! For kids: Learn the ropes and climb your way to the top of EVAC's climbing walls! For parents: Learn tips and tricks to manage sick days, to help your child take a greater responsibility for their care, and more wit our expert team of diabetes educators There will also be Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet screening available at the event. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to get the whole family screened for their risk for developing type 1 diabetes. Event is FREE and open to any family with children living with type 1 diabetes. Registration includes: ~Complimentary dinner ~Supervised rock climbing instruction for kids age 5-12 ~Supervised activities for children under age 5 ~Goodie bags for each family!

Do your kids have cabin fever yet?! Join Kovler for Kids for a fun, FREE rock climbing adventure at the Evanston Athletic Club on Saturday, March 11th from 3-6pm.

Registration includes supervised rock climbing instruction for kids age 5-12, educational sessions for parents with our expert diabetes educators, and dinner for everyone!

We will also be screening families for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet at the event - if you have been considering participating, this is a fun, easy way to get everyone in the family screened at once.

Click here to register: goo.gl/forms/JlhXUN7rIEkwuMwG2
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Juan Carlos LopezSo it's only for family's with children's having diabetes?

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Did you know that if you have a family member with type 1 diabetes you are at a 15 times greater risk of developing type 1 diabetes yourself? Don't wait - get you and your family screened at the JDRF Illinois 2017 JDRF TypeOneNation Summit as part of the JDRF-sponsored study Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet. Screening is free! Register for TypeOneNation here: www.eventbrite.com/e/typeonenation-summit-illinois-2017-registration-29172845767

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2016 marks the Kovler Diabetes Center's 10th Anniversary. That is 10 years of excellence in patient care, research, community and education.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to amplify your impact by making a gift to the Kovler Diabetes Center in honor of American Diabetes Month. Together, we can do exponentially more over the next 10 years.

Make a gift here: www.cvent.com/d/6vq36t
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Patients with diabetes are at greater risk for depression, anxiety and other challenges. Kovler's Health and Wellness Program offers psychosocial support to all patients -- free of charge.

Amplify your impact. Make a gift to help support mental health and wellness care for all patients with diabetes in honor of American Diabetes Month: www.cvent.com/d/6vq36t
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"Diabetes is a disease involving body-wide vulnerability. By disrupting circulation, diabetes causes insidious damage to blood vessels that feed the limbs, heart, kidneys, brain and eyes. With reduced blood flow over time, worst-case scenarios include foot and leg amputation, kidney failure, heart disease and blindness."

Read on to learn more about how you can mitigate damage and keep up blood flow:

health.usnews.com/wellness/articles/2016-11-16/how-diabetes-can-sabotage-circulation
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Clinical research is essential to bring new technologies and treatments to patients in clinics across the country. Having the right tools helps to increase participation in clinical research studies and allows research to be completed more quickly.

Amplify your impact. Make a gift to help purchase a tablet for Kovler's research assistants in honor of American Diabetes Month: www.cvent.com/d/6vq36t
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Each new patient at the Kovler Diabetes Center goes home with a comprehensive patient guide. These guides present a valuable collection of information for patients and families to understand what resources are available to them at Kovler, how to manage care during sick days, and more.

Amplify your impact. Make a gift to help fund printing of patient guides for new patients at Kovler in honor of American Diabetes Month: www.cvent.com/d/6vq36t
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At Kovler for Kids, the Kovler Diabetes Center's free educational program for families living with diabetes, families have the opportunity to meet and support each other while learning about the latest in diabetes care, advances in diabetes research, diabetes technology, and more.

Amplify your impact. Make a gift to help underwrite the Kovler for Kids program in honor of American Diabetes Month: www.cvent.com/d/6vq36t
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"One of the most amazing things has been the relationships with our patients – real, authentic relationships and friendships outside of the clinic. Our patients are often our greatest cheerleaders, supports, volunteers, advocates and donors."

Read more of Dr Lou Philipson's reflections on the past 10 years as Director of the Kovler Diabetes Center and consider making a gift to help propel us into the next 10 years: www.cvent.com/d/6vq36t
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One in nine Chicagoans lives with diabetes. Nearly 20% of people on Chicago's South Side live with the disease. Kovler's Living Well with Diabetes Seminar Series, a free, quarterly diabetes education program, targets this community and addresses healthy eating, emotional challenges, complications, and more.

Amplify your impact. Make a gift to help underwrite one of Living Well's quarterly seminars in honor of American Diabetes Month: www.cvent.com/d/6vq36t
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A correct diagnosis of monogenic diabetes often changes the course of treatment and can take some individuals, even entire families, off of insulin. However, many insurance companies refuse to cover genetic testing even when physicians suspect a patient suffers from a rare genetic form of diabetes.

Amplify your impact. Make a gift to help provide research-based genetic testing free of charge to those with a suspected case of monogenic diabetes in honor of #AmericanDiabetesMonth: www.cvent.com/d/6vq36t

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"Unfortunately there are only a few places in the country where there is centralized diabetes care, particularly where children, adults and families can be seen all in one space, sometimes in one visit. Unfortunately, I would say fragmentation is the rule, not the exception.

We do our best in Kovler to provide personal exceptional customer service and allow patients to receive as much care and education as they possibly can during a visit."

Read more about why Dr Lou Philipson created the Kovler Diabetes Center 10 years ago below and consider making a gift to help propel Kovler forward into the next 10 years in honor of #AmericanDiabetesMonth: www.cvent.com/d/6vq36t
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Family members of those with type 1 diabetes have a 15% higher risk of developing the disease themselves. Screening helps discover the disease early and gives those who screen positive the option to participate in important prevention research studies.

Amplify your impact.

Make a gift to help Kovler screen individuals for type 1 diabetes in honor of American Diabetes Month: www.cvent.com/d/6vq36t
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Beta cells are the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. If scientists can figure out how to restore beta cell function in the pancreas, we may be one step closer to a cure for the 29.1 million people living with diabetes.

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Consider making a gift to help equip Kovler's diabetes researchers with the equipment they need to make key discoveries in honor of American Diabetes Month: www.cvent.com/d/6vq36t
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At any given time, 30-40% of hospitalized patients at the University of Chicago Medicine have diabetes. Providing diabetes education to all patients is essential to improving patient health.

Amplify your impact.

Make a gift to help provide diabetes education guides for all patients in honor of American Diabetes Month: www.cvent.com/d/6vq36t
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Discoveries cannot be made without research assistants, who perform many of the essential day-to-day tasks for Kovler's research projects.

Amplify your impact.

Consider making a gift to help support Kovler's part-time research assistants in honor of American Diabetes Month: www.cvent.com/d/6vq36t
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