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Kovler Family Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Human Genetics Director, The University of Chicago Diabetes Research and Training Center Dr. Bell is a leading authority on the genetics of diabetes mellitus. He cloned the human insulin cDNA and gene and showed that common variation in...

Diabetes is usually not the only problem patients have. Many health conditions are related to the disease. Because diabetes affects so many areas of the body, its impact is widespread. In addition to our focus on diabetes, team members within the Kovler Diabetes Center assist...

The Illinois Legislative Diabetes Caucus will promote sound diabetes policy development including the: Education of colleagues on key issues from the perspective of consumers, families, and caregivers; Establishment of a forum through which political strategies to advance diabetes-related issues will be developed; Development of local...

Regular physical activity has a number of benefits. It can lower your blood glucose levels, cholesterol levels and blood pressure; improve your body’s ability to use insulin; help you lose weight and reduce body fat; and reduce your stress levels. It also can help you...

Note: The following guidelines* are presented for informational purposes only. Always consult your doctor before embarking on a new dietary plan. If you have diabetes (or are trying to prevent it), you’re in luck: Delicious foods and meals can still be part of your everyday...

Transition Planning The transition into diabetes self-management can include many challenges for teens. The Kovler Diabetes Center’s unique clinical care and education program, InTransit, is designed to help these young diabetes patients and their families make this transition as smoothly as possible. InTransit offers teens...

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine Dr. Yu is a specialist in pediatric and adult endocrinology. Her research background includes studies in the role of copressors and PPARgamma in adipogenesis and clinical research in puberty. She has presented research projects nationwide and also is a...