Celebrating Miracles and Milestones 2013

Celebrating Miracles and Milestones 2013 will bring together children, adults and families from all walks of life who have been affected by monogenic diabetes. Families from throughout the US and as far away as the United Kingdom and Venezuela will gather for a highly-anticipated, two-day conference July 18 and 19, focusing on cutting-edge scientific discoveries as well as unique aspects of monogenic diabetes management.

Because monogenic diabetes is rare and aspects of it are still unknown, families are eager to connect, learn from physicians and scientists and share their experiences with one another. Kovler experts are also eager to learn from the families. Remarkable discoveries about cognitive, developmental and behavioral issues have resulted from connecting families with each other and with University of Chicago and Kovler experts. This conference promises to yield more critical discoveries and potential breakthroughs in the care and management of those with monogenic diabetes.

There are as many as 500,000 Americans that don’t have a correct diagnosis of monogenic diabetes and might be taking insulin unnecessarily.

A one-day Continuing Medical Education conference that follows the family forum will provide hundreds of physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers with training from Kovler Diabetes Center faculty on how to diagnose and treat monogenic diabetes. They’ll return to their hometowns with the skills and knowledge to treat and diagnose monogenic diabetes, extending the impact of their learning experience across the U.S. and abroad.

For more information regarding the 2013 Celebrating Miracles & Milestones Family Forum and professional education conference, please visit kovlerdiabetescenter.org/BeInspired.