Much of the research at the Kovler Diabetes Center focuses on helping kids!


Natural History Study

The current study concerns people with type 1 diabetes and how family history plays a role.

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Pediatric Sleep Research Study

Researchers in the Endocrinology Division of the University of Chicago are conducting a research study to look at links between home sleep duration/habits and measures of diabetes risk in adolescents.

You may be eligible if you are 13-17 years old.

Study visits

  • The study involves placement of an IV, blood draws, an oral glucose tolerance test, using light to study tissue under skin, and overnight night sleep study, home sleep monitoring and possible sleep duration changes and sleep education.
  • Study visits will take 3-20 hours; the study involves between 2-5 visits total. You will be compensated for your time.
  • If you are interested in the study, please contact Dr. Dorit Koren or Nancy Devine, RN at The University of Chicago to schedule an appointment.

For more information or to refer a patient to the study, call Dr. Dorit Koren (773)-702-9645 or or Nancy Devine, RN at (773)-795-4417 or

Research Study on Type 2 Diabetes and Pediatrics

We are currently conducting a clinical research study in kids to look at the safety and effectiveness of a medication approved by the FDA for treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults.

If you are 10 to 17 years of age and have type 2 diabetes, you may qualify to be in this clinical research study.

Qualified Participants will receive:

  • study-related medication
  • study-related laboratory testing
  • study-related glucose monitoring
  • study-related physical exams
  • compensation up to $720 plus parking and other incentives

Study visits

  • Study participation involves approximately 9 study visits which include study-related physical exams plus blood and urine testing.

For more information, call: Nancy Devine at 773-795-4417 or at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dept. of Pediatric Endocrinology.

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