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. Both the news the Center puts out through this site, and the frequent media coverage we get based on our important and exciting findings and the authoritative voices that speak for us.

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.

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.  

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.

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