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The Kovler Diabetes Center and its staff have supported several community events over the last few weeks, including the Comer Kids’ Classic, the Ron Santo ‘Walk to Cure Diabetes’ for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament, which raised funds for this weekend’s ‘Step Out: Walk...

Monogenic diabetes is more rare than type 1 or type 2 diabetes but represents about 1-3% of all diabetes cases. It is caused by a mutation (error) in any one of over 20 different genes. Some forms appear in children under 1 year of age...

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks and destroys its own beta cells – the specific cells inside the pancreas that produce insulin. The beta cells cannot function properly, or there are not enough beta cells left to produce insulin....

Kovler Diabetes Center is recognized worldwide for its leading-edge research into monogenic diabetes, a rare form of the disease. In some cases, patients with monogenic diabetes have been able to switch from insulin injections to sulfonylurea pills. For more details, see our monogenic diabetes website....

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...

The Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago Kovler participates in a strong Endocrine Fellowship training program in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. Through it, young clinician-scientists specializing in Endocrinology gain multidisciplinary training in...

The Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition (CMMN) Kovler Diabetes Center and CMMN have developed a unique doctoral training program in the molecular basis of biological processes as they relate to metabolic homeostasis, nutritional status and human disease, especially diabetes and obesity. All members of...