Complications - The University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center


Kovler’s comprehensive approach to diabetes care helps minimize complications that can affect almost every part of the body. These include:

  • Obesity
  • Blindness
  • Heart disease
  • Vascular disease
  • Microvascular complications such as retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy
  • Stroke
  • Kidney failure
  • Nerve damage
  • Amputations
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth defects

From obesity to glaucoma, insulin pumps to sleep therapy, sexual and urological problems to stomach nerve damage, Kovler has resources to help. We use the most effective medications and technologies to stabilize blood sugar and minimize long-term complications. As a research and treatment center, we’re able to offer patients the very newest options, including innovations that are only available at a few leading diabetes programs worldwide.

Especially without treatment, diabetes can lead to the following complications:

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