Could the next thing you read here change your life?

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 — with both Berrie Center Direct news and In the Headlines, the frequent media coverage we get based on our important and exciting findings and the authoritative voices that speak for us.

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Berrie Center Direct

There’s always something going on here at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. Promising research. Special events. Success stories from our patients and their families. Stop by often to see the latest.

Click on the links below to see what’s happening at the Berrie Center.

A Graduate Student at the Berrie Center

Studies T-cells and Type 1 Diabetes

She studies a population of immune system cells called T-cells. They are the cells that go on to destroy the insulin-producing beta cells that lead to the insulin deficiency seen in type 1 diabetes (T1D). But it is how graduate student Rachel Madley studies these T-cells that is interesting.

April e-newsletter


Click here to read our featured stories:

More Winter Fun For Berrie Center Teens

Participating in a Unique Clinical Trial 

A Strength-based Art Project Empowers Young Girls

Would You Benefit from Thrive?

Save the Date for the Annual Diabetes Research Panel

Berrie Center Billing and Office Policies

   In order to adhere to nationally recognized diabetes practice standards, the Berrie Center has updated its billing and office procedures.  

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so you can go through the lab before you see your doctor.

Would you Benefit from THRIVE?

The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center launched a 4-month pilot program called THRIVE for people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who are struggling to meet their A1C goals. If you think you might benefit from more frequent contact with your care team and, at the same time, get support from other people with type 2 diabetes (T2D)—this program is for you.

Participating in a Unique Clinical Trial

“I was struggling to figure out my treatment plan,” said Johanna Ohm, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) last year—and she wasn’t sure if the people she was seeing (mainly a Physician Assistant on a college campus where she is an entomologist) were helping. There was a three-month wait for Johanna to see a local endocrinologist.

A Strength-based Art Project

Empowers Young Girls at the Berrie Center

And the trophies go to…10, 7 to 11-year-old girls who participated in the inaugural Art Therapy for Girls Group run by Cara Lampron, the Coordinator of the new Therapeutic Arts program at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.

More Winter Fun

For Berrie Center Teens

One of the best reasons to take a winter recess staycation is the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center’s Winter Fun program, an annual event that recently welcomed 18 teenagers with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for a weeklong whirlwind of empowering activities.

How Closed Loop Systems Are Changing the Game For People with T1D

It was arguably the most significant technology to hit the type 1 diabetes (T1D) management market in 2017—a combined insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system where an algorithm allows the pump to communicate with the sensor and regulate basal insulin automatically. The first of many companies expected to introduce “closed loop systems” is Medtronic with its MiniMed 670G.

Alyssa Kimble, an Elite Skier at 12

In many ways, Alyssa Kimble is a lot like her fellow 7th graders at Highlands Middle School in White Plains, NY. But here are a couple of things that set her apart: She’s a competitive alpine skier who started racing five years ago. And she has type 1 diabetes (T1D).