There’s news. And then there’s news. The news that comes out of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center can change lives. For people with diabetes and those who care for them, and about them. So it makes sense to stay on top of all the latest. Both the news the Center puts out through this site, and the frequent media coverage we get based on our important and exciting findings and the authoritative voices that speak for us.

Thank you Tatum Leamkau

A heartfelt thank you to Tatum Lemkau, 10, for organizing the sweetest fundraiser of this holiday season—a bake sale at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT where she is a 5th grader.

Berrie Center Implements New Billing Policy

In order to adhere to nationally recognized diabetes practice standards, the Berrie Center has updated its billing and office procedures. Starting January 1, 2018, patients will be charged $50 for each missed follow-up visit that is not canceled with at least 24 hours notice.

CUMC offers Clinical Trial of Promising, new Obesity Drug

A promising, experimental obesity drug called setmelanotide, is now being tested in a clinical trial at Columbia University Medical Center.

Mirta Franqui, Medical Secretary

Medical secretary Mirta Franqui is usually the first to arrive at the Berrie Center each morning. Upon her arrival, Mirta turns on the lights, starts the lab machines, makes sure there is paper in the printers and the copier and tidies up if need be.

Berrie Prize Awarded for Insights into How the Brain Controls Hunger

Columbia University has awarded the 2017 Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research to Bradford B. Lowell, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr.

Living with Diabetes The World According to Will Berkley

To commemorate National Diabetes Awareness Month (which is every November) the Berrie Center asked an expert on the topic what living with type 1 diabetes is really like. Here is what he wrote—including what he calls, his “top 10 tips to beat the betes.”

Another Happy Halloween From the Berrie Center

Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff…This year’s Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Halloween Party was oozing with Harry Potter tricks and treats.

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