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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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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.

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The SENCE Trial for Kids Under 8

“Before, it was all about a guessing game, but not anymore,” said Monique Coleman, mom to 7-year-old Bria Curtis, a Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center clinical trial patient who has been wearing a Dexcom G5 Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) for the last six months, as part of the trial funded by the Leona M. and Harry B.

May, e-newsletter

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This Year's Diabetes Research Panel Highlights Collaborations Both Inside and Outside Columbia

Will Berkeley's Top Tips to Beat the Heat

Berrie Center Scientists Receive Vagelos Precision Medicine Pilot Grant

A Profile of Eugenia Ventura-Gonzalez

She is one of the first people to greet you when you arrive at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, and just in case you don’t already know her name, she is Eugenia Ventura-Gonzalez. Eugenia, a medical secretary who manages the Berrie Center’s busy front desk and lab, has been at the Berrie Center for almost 20 years. Said she, “when I first came on board, it was so quiet.

Will Berkley’s Top Tips to Beat the Heat

After a long cold winter in the east, Spring is finally here! With the warmer weather come many more outdoor activities.  If you are anything like me, you are probably much more active during these months. Here are some of my tips to help manage your diabetes better while enjoying the outdoors.

Berrie Center Kids Connect with Slime:

A Sensory Therapeutic Experience

One part water, one part glue, one part liquid starch, add a little food coloring and presto, you have just created super gooey slime—a substance that is both icky and sticky yet fun and familiar especially if you’re a child. 

A Toy Story

Thank you to Jenna Fox, 13, Cara Curtin, 14 and Gianna Eglauf, 13 who recently came to the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center bearing bags and bags of puzzles, bug catchers, Playdoh and lots of other goodies. 

Zaphiria Rotos

Dancing With a Star

Twelve-year-old Zaphiria Rotos, is a proud 7thgrader at Commack Middle School in Commack, NY. She is a high honor roll student, as well as an accomplished dancer.  Zaphiria, a patient at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, is a motivated, committed, competitive dancer, who practices five days a week at North East Dance Academy in Commack.

Cara Hass, Family Nurse Practioner

“Caring and Competent”

When Cara Hass was a nursing student and working at a community health center in Connecticut, she remembers observing group medical visits for people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). “The patients absolutely loved going,” she recalled.

Berrie Center Scientists Receive

Vagelos Precision Medicine Pilot Grant

Congratulations to Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center scientist Utpal Pajvani, MD, PhD, who received a Roy and Diana Vagelos Precision Medicine inaugural Pilot Grant—a 2-year, $200,000 award intended to support groundbreaking research relevant to advancing the basic science of precision medicine.