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.

Go To: In The Headlines

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.

The Omnipod 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System:

Now available for Omnipod User Ages 6 and Older

The Omnipod 5 is now available for current Omnipod users ages 6 and older. If you are a current Omnipod user and would like to initiate the upgrade process, this step-by-step guide will help you do that. Follow these steps to see if you are eligible for the new system:

Columbia’s Diabetes Center Receives $20 Million Gift from Mike and Maria Repole on Behalf of The Nonna’s Garden Foundation

The Nonna’s Garden Clinical Diabetes Program Will Support Comprehensive Clinical Care at the Berrie Center

The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University has received a $20 million gift from Mike and Maria Repole and The Nonna’s Garden Foundation, which was established in 2006 in honor of Mike’s Nonna (“nonna” means grandmother in Italian).

Art Therapy:

Not for Kids Only

Feeling alone and tired of diabetes? Need an outlet to express yourself? You can explore the relationship between mind and body in a session with art therapist Cara Lampron, MPS, LCAT-lp, who heads up the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center’s art therapy program.

Berrie Center Holiday Message and Hours

The Berrie Center would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a very healthy, Happy New Year. 

It was 100 years ago (January 23, 1922) the first person received an insulin injection, one of the most remarkable medical achievements to date.  In the near future we expect to see even more advances in the understanding of diabetes and its treatment.

A Thanksgiving Message

Information on Holiday Hours

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our patients and their families.  We are so grateful to be a part of your lives. 

Please note: the office will be closing on Wednesday, November 24th at 3pm and will reopen Monday, November 29th at 9am.  

Dancer Emma Buckland moves gracefully through life with T1D

Ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical—12-year- old Emma Buckland loves all forms of dance. She discovered this love at the age of two and made it her focus ever since. Now 12 and a 7th grader at LaGrange Middle School in Poughkeepsie, New York, Emma spends hours a day practicing and dedicates many weekends to competitions.

Best Wishes Dr. Softness

Dr. Barney Softness will be retiring from the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center as of December 31, 2021. We are incredibly grateful to Dr. Softness for his years of service. Dr. Softness graduated from Columbia University's College of Physician & Surgeons in 1980, completed his pediatric residency at CUMC, and joined the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Columbia in 1996.