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.

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.

Covid-19 Booster Update:

Not For People With Diabetes

Boosters are only recommended now for organ transplant patients or those on cancer chemotherapy, not for people with diabetes. People with diabetes are not immunocompromised. 

If you are eligible and have not received a Covid-19 vaccine, please do get vaccinated immediately.

(Virtual) Summer Fun Prevails at the Berrie Center

There was no stopping Summer Fun at the Berrie Center. The dynamic duo of art therapist Cara Lampron and pediatric coordinator Kindra Matthews worked their magic once again to make a week on Zoom feel like everyone was together in the same room. 

Diabetes Tech Hacks

Berrie Center Educators Share Top Tips

Consider this article to be an insider’s guide to diabetes technology. Our diabetes educators have compiled a “must know” list of tips about apps, pumps and sensors. Otherwise known as our “tech hacks” – the list below includes small practices related to accessing diabetes data that can make a big difference in your day to day management. 

Summertime with Diabetes

Cool Rules from Emily Casciano, RD, CDE

Diabetes should not hold you back from doing whatever it is you want to do. You just need to be prepared before you do it.  Start by having a conversation your endocrinologist or your certified diabetes educator (CDE) so you can create a personalized care plan.