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Welcome to the UChicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center. Founded in 2006 with seed funding from Jonathan and Sally Kovler, Kovler is a comprehensive center for innovative diabetes research and unparalleled patient care. Our Mission Our mission at the Kovler Diabetes Center is to provide holistic...

One of Kovler’s great assets is its association with the NIH-funded Diabetes Research Training Center (DRTC). This relationship provides core facilities and programs focused on improving the care and outcomes of vulnerable patients with diabetes. It accelerates the pace of research and education and serves...

Type 1 Diabetes FAQs Do I need to take insulin for the rest of my life? Yes. People with type 1 diabetes are not making enough insulin from their own bodies. Most people inject insulin at least four times a day. However, the insulin pump,...

We have compiled helpful resources for you to download.  Please click on any of the following links for more information.   Community Resource Phone Directory Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics American Association of Diabetes Educators Endocrine Society   Back to Education & Resources

Diabetes Education Classes Overview: Learning as much as you can about diabetes is so important for your health. Our diabetes classes are designed for people who have type 2 diabetes, whether they are recently diagnosed, are in need of a review or have never had...

Our focus goes beyond managing diabetes. We’re working to prevent diabetes in people who are most at risk. Our diabetes prevention programs target ethnic groups that have a higher-than-average prevalence of diabetes, including African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans. Preventing Diabetes in Adults at Risk The University of...

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...