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Kosair Children's Hospital receives $5 million gift for new diabetes center

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Kosair Children's Hospital announced the establishment of the new Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center on Wednesday. Kosair Children's Hospital announced the establishment of the new Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center on Wednesday.
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Type 1 diabetes usually is diagnosed in children and young adults. Type 1 diabetes usually is diagnosed in children and young adults.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A generous gift from a well-known Louisville family means Kentuckiana soon will have a new place to help fight diabetes.

Kosair Children's Hospital announced the establishment of the new Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center on Wednesday. It was made possible by a $5 million gift from Lift a Life Foundation which was founded by Yum! Brands CEO David Novak. Several members of Novak's family, including his wife Wendy, live diabetes.

The center will provide the latest treatments for and education about type 1 diabetes, commonly known as juvenile diabetes. The disease usually is diagnosed in children and young adults and is different from the more prevalent type 2 diabetes which is linked to obesity and is more commonly diagnosed in adults.

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