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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...

The University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center Community includes everyone affected by diabetes — friends, relatives, loved ones, physicians, nurses, researchers, psychologists and social workers. We are working tirelessly to make strides in all aspects of diabetes care. Back to Community

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,...

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...

Part of the history of diabetes research that began at the University of Chicago more than 100 years ago, genetic diabetes research at Kovler continues to advance our understanding of diabetes and how to treat it. First Discovery of Genetic Mutations From his work on...

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...