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Juvenile Diabetics

The Lift a Life Foundation founder Wendy Novak, was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at the age of seven. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic disease that impacts the daily life of the patient and his or her family.  T1D impacts not only the physical well-being of a patient but also their social and emotional health. The families that struggle with this disease need outstanding clinical care, education, and research.

Through the visionary leadership of Dr. Kupper Wintergerst and the support of Norton Children's Hospital and the University of Louisville, the Lift a Life Foundation is focused on building a world-class diabetes center to help more children and families manage the disease with excellence so that they can reach their full potential. Through the clinical, education, and research programs and services of the Wendy Novak Diabetes Center, we will build confidence in families touched by T1D, empowering them to live long, healthy, active lives and providing them with hope for a future without diabetes through health outcomes research.