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.


Prescription Refill Requests

Policy Update

Prescription refill requests are filled Monday to Friday 9 to 5pm, please do not make requests outside of these hours.

To request a refill please make sure ALL of the following information is clearly documented in your email to berrierx@cumc.columbia.edu:

1) Patient name
2) Patient DOB


Video-Visitas Instrucciones (Spanish Version)

Ahora tenemos la habilidad de ofrecer Video-Visitas.  Si Ud. prefiere una visita usando su teléfono en vez de una visita personal, por favor llame a la oficina al 212-851-5494 o mándele un correo electrónico a su médico para ver si una Video-Visita le conviene.


Spanish Language COVID-19 Information

Estimada Familia del Berrie Center:


Estamos siguiendo muy de cerca y navegando la pandemia del Coronavirus. Cada día nos trae nueva información y pautas. Las cosas continúan desenvolviéndose.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) y Diabetes

Individuos sanos con diabetes controlada son menos propensos a contraer el COVID-19. Sin embargo, el manejo de la diabetes es más difícil con cualquier tipo de infección. Una enfermedad o infección en una persona con diabetes puede subir el nivel de azúcar en la sangre y aumentar el riesgo de complicaciones.

Las recomendaciones del Berrie Center son las siguientes:


Sick Day Management Tips

Illnesses, such as the flu and upset stomach, often change the body’s need for insulin. As a result, the blood glucose may rise much higher than usual, or it may be lower than target.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Diabetes

Otherwise healthy individuals with controlled diabetes are unlikely to be at greater risk to get COVID-19. However, managing diabetes is harder with any type of infection. An illness/infection in a person with diabetes can cause blood sugar elevation and raise the risk of complications.

The Berrie Center's recommendations are as follows:


Winter Fun Program 2020:

Diabetes Won’t Stop Us

The Berrie Center Winter Fun Program has a special way of engaging and connecting teens with diabetes. There are many reasons for the success of the program, though the program’s highly creative leaders -art therapist Cara Lampron and pediatric coordinator Kindra Matthews-- have a lot to do with it. Another key factor is the itinerary.


Brooks Gammill Strives for Greatness On and Off the Ice:

“I wouldn’t change a thing about what has happened to me”

Brooks Gammill approaches diabetes management the same way he approaches ice hockey – with focus and determination. Brooks is a freshman at Colby College where he is a forward on the men’s division three ice hockey team.

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