Russ George, President of the Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora “The Club That Fights Diabetes”, recently presented Peggy Hasenauer, Executive Director of the UChicago Medicine-Kovler Diabetes Center, with a check for $2,500.00 for diabetes research, at the club’s May membership meeting, held at the Oak Street Restaurant.
The Cosmos have been supporting Diabetes Research at the Kovler Diabetes Center for several years. Their investment to date totals $15,000.00 with another $8,500.00 coming from the Cosmopolitan Diabetes Foundation, in hopes that their support will help prevent and find a cure for diabetes.
Kovler Diabetes Center Executive Director, Peggy Hasenauer, has been an Aurora Cosmo Member for over six years and addresses the club members on a yearly basis on what’s happening at Kovler. During this year’s address her remarks contained several milestones reached by Kovler’s research team. A new program called “PROTECT” has started, and she asked the members to contact her immediately with the names of any recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetic children, between the ages of 6 to 17, as Kovler has found a way to halt their diabetes for up to two years, allowing the family to adjust to their child’s new health condition.
The Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora has also published a “Diabetes Resource Guide”, which contains information on Diabetes Symptoms, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Low Blood Sugar, and What is a A1C blood test. The booklet also contains information on where locally to get help. Copies of the booklet are available from club members, or request a copy mailed free to you, by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org