The Kovler Diabetes Center is uniquely positioned to offer longitudinal care for individuals with diabetes across their entire lifespans.
The Kovler Diabetes Center is a proud part of this commitment to excellence in patient care. Here, we have helpful education on pediatric and adult diabetes management and prevention, as well as overall health care, nutrition, and exercise resources.
Diabetes Resources for Teens
The Kovler Diabetes Center’s InTransit Teen Diabetes Advisory Panel and Discussion Board is a clinical care and education program for adolescents, teens and young adults with diabetes.
InTransit’s goal is to empower teens and young adults to manage their diabetes and to provide Kovler teens the opportunity to voice their opinions. Itencourages them to build a community with their providers and peers and empowers them to make a difference in their diabetes care.
It is designed to help teens with diabetes cope with and learn more about their condition, as well as seek their input on how Kovler can enhance inpatient and outpatient diabetes services to better address their needs. The InTransit program includes pediatric and adult endocrinologists working side-by-side at the Kovler clinic to help patients transition their diabetes care and responsibilities from their parents and family to themselves.
What does InTransit do?
- Establish a partnership with the youth who have diabetes, their family or caregiver, and their medical team
- Empower teens and young adults to learn to live with diabetes on their own
- Establish a sensitivity to the physical, social, emotional and intellectual developmental stages that are distinctive to this group as they move from pre-adolescence and puberty to their teen stage and into adulthood
- Create support systems to address every need, from concerns of going to college to driving tips
- Utilize the latest treatment technologies to make it as easy as possible for our teens to cope with diabetes
Who can join?
Any Kovler patient age 13 to 17 can join the panel at any time and will have the opportunity to participate in various projects and events that may occur throughout the year.
When does InTransit meet?
Meetings will be held quarterly.
How do I join?
To join and for more information, please contact Peggy Hasenauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Request an Appointment
You can also make an appointment with our providers by:
– Scheduling a virtual video visit to see a provider from the comfort of your home
– Requesting an online second opinion from our specialists
To speak to someone directly, please call 1-888-824-0200. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.
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