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.

Berrie Center Patient has a Passion for Rugby

In pursuit of his passion—the contact sport of rugby—Berrie Center patient Mike Weis, 27, has broken an ankle, ribs and even an eye socket. Still, he said, “of all my scary moments on the field, I’ve never had any dangerous blood sugar episodes—they’ve all been limited to broken bones.

Thank You, Jake Payne, 12

To commemorate November, National Diabetes Month, we want to thank Dobbs Ferry middle schooler, Jake Payne, 12, for organizing and implementing a recent fundraiser for the

National Diabetes Month: CUMC Employees with T2D Participate in NIH GRADE Diabetes Trial

For National Diabetes Month, the Berrie Center spotlights a small and committed group of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) employees who are participating in the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) GRADE Study (Glycemia Reduction

Dr. Lisa Cole Burnett Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Lisa Cole Burnett, Ph.D., who successfully defended her thesis on Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS), a rare genetic form of childhood obesity that can lead to endocrine dysfunction and cognitive impairment.

Patient with T1D On Frontline of New and Experimental Classical Music

When she was 17, Elisabeth Halliday decided to be an opera singer. “I’m from a musical family,” said the 32-year-old Berrie Center patient. “I played percussion in high school, and I did a lot of musical theater.

Tori Bender: #52Women52weeks

Congratulations to Tori Bender, the Berrie Center’s communications and outreach coordinator, who was recently profiled on in a series called “52 women 52 weeks”—or #52women52weeks on Twitter. The series features 52 interesting women working 52 unusual jobs in and around New York.

Kristen Williams, MD: An Accomplished Endocrinologist Joins the Pediatric Team

“I’m really happy to be back at Columbia,” said Kristen Williams, MD, the new pediatric endocrinologist at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, who did her internship, residency and endocrine fellowship at Columbia University. “This is where I was born as a doctor and this is where I grew up.”