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For some people, it’s not possible to prevent the onset of diabetes, particularly when genetic influences are at work. However, for others, it is entirely possible to stop diabetes from developing even when there’s a family history of the disease.  Much depends on your body,...

The Kovler Diabetes Center offers healthcare professionals and patients access to world-class, university-based knowledge and treatment. Our team at Kovler excels at collaborating with referring medical professionals to help their patients address the challenges of managing diabetes and minimizing its complications. Collaborating with Kovler’s experts...

LAYING THE GROUNDWORK In 1907, Robert Russell Bensley, M.D., devises histological staining techniques that enable better cellular visualization of the pancreas. A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PANCREAS Between 1910 and 1911, Ernest Lyman Scott, Ph.D., discovers the first biological indication of insulin. Later in 1911,...

Kovler’s program for adult diabetes patients addresses the physical treatment needs as well as the psychological challenges of living with diabetes. Our multidisciplinary team of care providers includes specialists in endocrinology, experts in addressing diabetes-related conditions, and educators and counselors who support patients in navigating...

Building on a long history of caring for children with diabetes, Kovler has teamed with the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital to create a structured pediatric diabetes program, Kovler for Kids, that is one of only a few of its kind in the...

Key to our mission at the Kovler Diabetes Center is a strong community connection. We offer programs designed to educate our community about diabetes, its treatment and prevention. Events Community Programs Workplace Education Helpful Links