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.


Teens Virtually "Sip" and Paint

A special “sip and paint” night allowed a group of Berrie Center teens to virtually connect and destress. While sipping ice water and other sugar-free refreshments, the teens enjoyed painting with art therapist Cara Lampron on Zoom. The theme of the project was mountainscapes.


Spring Flavors with Dr. Ileana Vargas

Springtime is here!

As Spring arrives and weather improves, we want to be spending more time outside and on the go. Here are some quick recipes from Health Meets Food you can prepare and take with you to enjoy outdoors. They are not just nutritious, they are low in sugar, but most importantly delicious and kid friendly. Enjoy! 


The Importance of Having a Pediatrician and an Endocrinologist

Dr. Barney Softness Weighs In

Dr.  Barney Softness wears two very important hats. He is both a pediatric endocrinologist at the Berrie Center, and a general pediatrician at a private practice in New York City. Dr. Softness has seen it all through the years. He is the Berrie Center’s resident go-to for everything pediatrics. Here, Dr.


Covid-19 Q&A:

Dr. Natasha Leibel Addresses the Latest News

Is a caretaker (i.e. mother, father, nanny) of a person with diabetes eligible for the vaccine at this stage? 

We advise that you follow where your state is currently regarding who is eligible; this is continuously evolving. It is very possible that many mothers, fathers and nannies and more are now eligible. 

Can the Berrie Center make an appointment for me?


New from the Egli Lab: Paper on beta cell differentiation

with improved efficiency, protection of mice from diabetes, teratoma-free

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is caused by a loss of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, requiring usually life-long management of the condition through the use of insulin. A key goal of regenerative medicine is to restore normal physiological function of the body. Stem cells provide such opportunity as scientists can now generate insulin-producing cells in unlimited quantities.


Covid-19 Update: NYS Residents with T1D and T2D Eligible for Vaccine as of Feb 15

More details are expected and Web sites in the links below will be updated as more information is available

Starting February 15, New York State will allow residents with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.  

People with diabetes who are New York State residents will be able to register for a vaccine appointment once the online systems are updated to reflect the new eligibility criteria.  


Making the Most of your Continuous Glucose Monitor

A continuous glucose monitor can be a gamechanger for children with type 1 diabetes. It provides a plethora of information which can be used to make impactful decisions on everything from insulin dosing to food choices. The Berrie Center has resources available online to help guide patients through the process of setting up and utilizing a CGM, such as a Dexcom.

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