Upcoming Events

*Dates subject to change without notice

January 2015

  • Jan 15
    Rethink Your Drink Campaign  (IL)
    Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or live healthier? Try reducing the amount of sugar-sweetened beverages you drink. Join us in the statewide campaign to Rethink Your Drink! Learn more here
  • Jan 25
    “Journey to a Miracle Freedom From Insulin” Premiere Broadcast (3PM CST on WTTW Channel 11 Chicago)
    For the first time, a PBS documentary weaves together the stories of brilliant scientists with grateful families who hoped and prayed for a diabetes cure, but never in their wildest dreams imagined it would come in the form of a simple pill. Journey to a Miracle Freedom from Insulin gives us glimpses into the lives of those who were changed forever– reminding us of the power of collaboration, commitment, and hope. See more
  • Jan 29
    Michael Franti Concert to Benefit Diabetes Research (Metro, Chicago, IL)
    Friends United presents this intimate, acoustic concert with singer-songwriter Michael Franti. A portion of the proceeds support diabetes research at Kovler! See more
  • Jan 31
    ADA Night at the Chicago Wolves Game (Rosemont, IL)
    Are you a current camper? Past camper? Current volunteer or past volunteer? Are you interested in camp? Do you have diabetes- but never went to camp and want to meet others “like you”? We would love to have you join us! Once registered, you will receive information from Mallory Dahlquist on Camp Reunion information, Camp Meet n’ Greet for those new to Camp, and more information for everyone on the fun planned for the group at the game! Order tickets


Feb 2015

  • Feb 21
    ADA Family Bowling Party (Orland Park, IL)
    Join our friends at the ADA and other families living with T1D for an afternoon of bowling and pizza! While the kids bowl, parents will get the chance to hear from Theresa Baron, PT, ATC, CSCS and type 1 for 33+ years on “How to Prevent, Prepare and Treat Low Blood Sugars in the Young Athlete with Diabetes”! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets


March 2015

  • Mar 14
    Caregiver Program: Diabetes 101
    (Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, University of Chicago)
    Join us for a full-day course in basic diabetes management for grandparents, neighbors, teachers, nurses, babysitters, childcare workers, and other individuals who care for a child with diabetes. This special program is co-hosted by the Kovler Diabetes Center and the American Diabetes Association. Topics include: Diabetes 101; Being an Everyday Kid With Diabetes; Demystifying Technology: Pumps, CGMs, and Insulin; Eating Healthy Snacks/Meals; Keeping Calm With Glucagon-Treating Lows; Clinical Research for Kids With T1D; and more! Lunch will be provided. Stay tuned for registration instructions!
  • Mar 14
    Diabetes Alert Day
    American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. To participate, take the test and share this link with friends and family!
  • Mar 15
    JDRF TypeOneNation: Illinois 2015 (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
    JDRF Illinois presents this full day of educational and inspirational activities to help you and your loved ones better manage life with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Leading experts in research, technology, nutrition, and personal well-being join JDRF to present scientific updates and practical information to the T1D community. See more


April 2015

  • Apr 18
    American Diabetes Association EXPO (McCormick Place, Chicago, IL)
    Come visit Come visit Kovler at the University of Chicago Medicine booth at the ADA Chicago EXPO! The EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management, research and prevention. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications to help keep you and your family healthy. Find out more
  • Apr 19
    Comer Children’s Hospital Girls’ Fashion Show: Giving with Style
    (Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago, IL)
    Join Chicago’s most fashionable families at the Girls’ Fashion Show on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Four Seasons Hotel to benefit the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital. Girls ages 5 to 14 are invited to walk the runway modeling fashions from Frankie’s on the Park 2015 Collection. Purchase your tickets today for an afternoon of fashion and fun to support life-saving care for children in our community. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to register a model, please visit our website or contact Rachel Grandi at 773.834.1980 or Buy tickets or donate
  • Apr 26
    T1D TECH Talks (Highland Park, IL)
    Kovler and Type 1 Diabetes Lounge are co-sponsos for this tech-focused brunch for adults with type 1 diabetes. This event will feature talks from top Kovler doctors, product vendors, and more. More information and details on how to register are coming soon!


May 2015

  • May 20-21
    Midwest Islet Club Conference (Chicago, IL)
    The University of Chicago welcomes investigators, students, and postdoctoral fellows to the 8th annual islet Midwest Islet Club Conference for beta cell investigators. Presentations will communicate the latest in cutting-edge pancreatic islet beta cell research with relevance to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Stay tuned for details on how to register and how to submit abstracts.


June 2015

  • June 7-13
    ADA Camp John Warvel (Camp Crosley YMCA, North Webster, IN)
    The ADA-Indiana Area is proud to host its 61st year of Camp John Warvel. Children with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes are welcome to attend this week-long residential camp, which includes 24-hour medical supervision by some of the top diabetes health care professionals in the state. Campers enjoy water activities, sports, drama, crafts, Mock Rock night, rock wall climbing, low and high ropes courses, archery and much more! Cabins are air-conditioned, the grounds are gorgeously wooded and well-maintained. It’s modern camping at its best! The camp fee includes 24-hour medical supervision, meals and snacks, American Diabetes Association Camp t-shirt, housing, supervised program activities and most diabetes supplies. See more
  • June 14
    2015 Chicagoland Tour de Cure (Two Brothers Roundhouse, Aurora, IL)
    Join team KovlerDiabetes to raise critical funds for diabetes research, education, and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association at this inspiring event. Riders can expect amazing start and finish energy, fabulous food options at the rest stops, full lunch and live entertainment at the post-ride party, and much more! The Chicagoland Tour de Cure offers several routes: 100 miles, 65 miles, 40 miles, 20 miles and 10 miles. Enjoy a beautiful ride along the Illinois Prairie Path, or challenge yourself to complete 65 or 100 miles on the open road. See more
  • June 18
    ADA Father of the Year – Chicago (Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Chicago)
    Every year, the Regional Father of the Year Awards Dinners are hosted in 35 cities across the country to recognize men that have made family a priority, while balancing a demanding career and community involvement. We invite you to join the Chicago celebration this year at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. See more
  • June 20
    Cirque for a Cure (Montgomery Club, Chicago, IL)
    Join us on the longest night of the year for this festive black-tie cocktail party hosted by Friends for the Cure. This special event will feature over the top entertainment, innovative cuisine, and more than a few surprises. All proceeds go to support diabetes research at the Kovler Diabetes Center. To sponsor this event or donate items for the silent auction, please contact Carla at Information on how to purchase tickets coming soon!
  • June 22-26
    ADA Camp Discovery (Health Track, Glen Ellyn, IL) – Day Camp, Ages 4-9
    ADA Camp Confidence (Methodist Camp Grounds, Des Plaines, IL) – Day Camp, Ages 4-9


July 2015

  • July 6-10
    ADA Camp Crossroads (UIC Student Recreation Facility, Chicago, IL) – Day Camp, Ages 4-9
  • July  8-16
    ADA Camp Granada (4-H Memorial Camp, Monticello, IL) – Overnight Camp, Ages 8-16
  • July 26 – Aug 1
    ADA Triangle D Camp (YMCA Camp Duncan, Ingleside, IL) – Overnight Camp, Ages 9-13


Aug 2015

  • Aug 2-8
    ADA Teen Adventure Camp (YMCA Camp Duncan, Ingleside, IL) – Overnight Camp, Ages 14-18)
  • Aug 10-14
    ADA Camp Can-Do (Palos Park Recreation Center, Palos Park, IL) – Day Camp, Ages 4-9


October 2015

  • Oct 4
    2015 Comer RBC Race for the Kids (University of Chicago, Chicago, IL)
    Save the date for this fun, family friendly walk. Contributions from the Comer RBC Race for the Kids fund research by some of the most talented physicians in the country, including at the Kovler Diabetes Center. To learn more and see photos from last year, click here


November 2015

  • 9th Annual Living Well With Diabetes (Date and location TBD)
    Join us during National Diabetes Awareness Month for this beloved annual event. Stay tuned for more information!
  • 5th Annual Kovler for Kids (Date and location TBD)
    Kovler for Kids is turning 5! Stay tuned for details of our special annual educational event for kids.
  • Nov 14
    World Diabetes Day
    How will you mark the day? For more information and to browse events being held around the world, click here


Ongoing Events and Programs

  • Shop Right, Save-a-lot, and Be Healthy Grocery Store Tours
    If you are trying to eat right, especially with diabetes, you know it’s key to shop right. Join in on the tour and learn how to make quick, healthy, and affordable food choices the next time you grocery shop for you and your family! You must register in advance for this FREE program brought to you by the South Side Diabetes Project at the University of Chicago. See more for dates and locations
  • 61st Street Farmer’s Market Tours (Chicago, IL)
    A friendly and informative tour of the 61st Street Farmer’s Market. Learn tips on building a balanced meal with the fresh produce available at the 61st Street Farmer’s Market. We’ll tour the vendor booths with fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, dairy, and more. Our health educators will teach you how to portion meals on your plate, and set goals to help you and your family make healthy choices. Tours begin at the South SIde Diabetes table. Tours fill up fast so registering in advance is recommended: 773-702-2939. See more for dates and details
  • Kovler Diabetes Center’s Weekly Diabetes Education Classes (Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, Chicago, IL)
    Every Thursday, join us for weekly diabetes education classes for type 2 patients at the University of Chicago. There will be two sessions offered as part of the curriculum–we encourage you to attend both session 1 and 2! For questions on how to enroll please email or call 773.702.2371.


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