How we're making a difference in diabetes

For every type, we are unraveling the causes of diabetes, and marshalling science from across fields to revolutionize treatment.

We bring together world-class scientists and physicians who are committed to improving the lives of patients and their families affected by diabetes. As a designated National Institutes of Health Diabetes Research and Training Center, the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center leads the way in shaping care and treatments for tomorrow.

With your support we are:

Exploring new treatments to delay type 1 diabetes for high-risk children and adults
Discovering and tracking rare and atypical forms of diabetes through a national registry
Empowering patients to manage their disease with help from a multidisciplinary team of experts

Improving care for patients on Chicago’s South Side, who are disproportionately affected by the disease

Your support can make a difference for children and adults living with diabetes

The generosity of our supporters plays a vital role in pushing the envelope toward groundbreaking discoveries in new treatments, preventions, and —as we all hope — ultimately a cure. Without you, we’d never get there.
Louis Philipson, MD, PhD
Director, Kovler Diabetes Center

Did you know?

Created the first nationwide database to track and learn from people with monogenic diabetes.
Launched a novel, 4-year 
research trial —“My Diabetes, 
My Community” — of adults over age 65 living with diabetes.
Played a crucial role in the discovery of synthetic insulin therapy.
Created the first nationwide database to track and learn from people with monogenic diabetes.
Launched a novel, 4-year 
research trial —“My Diabetes, 
My Community” — of adults over age 65 living with diabetes.
Played a crucial role in the discovery of synthetic insulin therapy.

Stories of Impact

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Richard Parillo at his home in Chicago

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Brad Joutras, MBA
Managing Director, Individual Giving UChicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Development
Office: 773-834-2231
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