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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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Standardized Testing and Type 1 Diabetes

Test taking can be stressful and it can be hard to predict blood sugars on testing days.  It is very reasonable to request accommodations for test taking in school and for all standardized tests. The Berrie Center receives many requests for letters for accommodations for the ACT and SAT.


Arianna Gehan Talks Test Day Prep

Berrie Center patient Arianna Gehan is a hard-working freshman at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. She took a minute out of her busy schedule to reflect back on her experience taking the SATs. Most important, she said keep stress levels low, and have an abundance of snacks on hand.

Berrie Center: What was your strategy when it came to meals before the SAT? 


Making the Right Food Choices on Test Day

Dr. Ileana Vargas Shares Her Picks

Berrie Center experts agree the best way to start a major test day is with a healthy, low carb breakfast. For students with type 1 diabetes, food choice is directly linked to performance and focus. Keeping blood sugars stable means more time to focus on the exam, and less time spent worrying about highs and lows. 


Stress and T1D:

Dr. Natasha Leibel provides coping techniques

Feelings of stress and anxiety are an inevitable part of life.  Dealing with stress can make it harder to manage blood sugars. If we didn’t know it already, this year made it more apparent than ever. Many of our favorite stress-reducing activities stress were suddenly off-limits, like playing with friends, participating in team sports and going to the movies.


Coping with Stress:

Try Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a super-power we have inside of us at every age! Teaching children this early on can help them cope with difficult emotions and help decrease stress.

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